VH-VKI. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36235-257.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - December 14, 2005

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA222

This was the 54th Boeing 787 to be built at the Charlestown, South Carolina plant

It was the second Jetstar aircraft to be fabricated at Charlestown

The final assembly was commenced - October 09, 2014

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Charlestown in all-white livery - December 03, 2014

Powered by General Electric GEnx-1B64/P2 engines with 63,800 lbs of thrust

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - December 16, 2014

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKI - December 17, 2014

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne as the registered operator

First flown Charlestown - Charlestown as BOE222 - December 19, 2014

This flight (B1) lasted 2 hours 21 minutes with 1 cycle

Test flown Charlestown - Acadiana as BOE222 - December 22, 2014

This flight (B2) lasted 1 hour 44 minutes with 1 cycle

The aircraft was painted at Acadiana in the standard Jetstar livery

Test flown Acadiana - Charlestown as BOE222 - January 07, 2015

This flight (B3) lasted 1 hour 25 minutes with 1 cycle

Test flown Charlestown - Charlestown as BOE222 - January 12, 2015

This flight (B4) lasted 42 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer inspection of the aircraft was carried out - January 14, 2015

Customer flight (C1) flown Charlestown - Charlestown - January 15, 2015

This flight lasted 3 hours 2 minutes with 1 cycle

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - January 22, 2015

Customer flight (C2) flown Charlestown - Everett (Paine Field) - January 23, 2015

This flight lasted 4 hours 52 minutes with 1 cycle

Accepted by K. Donaghy for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 18:05 hours (PST) - January 26, 2015

This was the 206th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 8th Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 16 hours 6 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 14 hours 6 minutes (flight) with 6 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7992 - January 28, 2015

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 29, 2015

Delivery route: Seattle (Paine Field) - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Denpasar as JQ35 - February 05, 2015

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKI. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, July 19, 2015.

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VH-VKI. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, July 19, 2015.

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VH-VKI. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, July 19, 2015.

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VH-VKI. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, July 19, 2015.

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