VH-VKJ. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36236-278.

 

The order was announced by Qantas Airways Ltd for the purchase of eleven airframes - December 14, 2005

This aircraft was ordered by Qantas Airways Ltd - March 2006

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA223

The aircraft was assembled at the Boeing Everett Main plant

The final assembly was commenced - December 26, 2014

Rolled off the Boeing production line in an all-white livery - January 30, 2015

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

Rolled out of the paint shop in the standard Jetstar livery as VH-VKJ - April 08, 2015

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - April 27, 2015

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKJ - April 30, 2015

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

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

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE223 - April 30, 2015

This flight (B1) lasted 2 hours 22 minutes with 3 cycles including 2 touch-and-go

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE223 - May 06, 2015

This flight (B2) lasted 1 hour 24 minutes with 2 cycles including 1 touch-and-go

Customer inspection of aircraft was carried out - May 11, 2015

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - May 12, 2015

This flight lasted 1 hour 45 minutes with 2 cycles including 1 touch-and-go

Customer flight (C2) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - May 13, 2015

This flight lasted 57 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer flight (C3) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - May 14, 2015

This flight lasted 51 minutes with 1 cycle

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - May 21, 2015

Accepted by K. Donaghy for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 09:30 hours (PDT) - July 01, 2015

This was the 207th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 9th Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 9 hours 45 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 7 hours 19 minutes (flight) with 9 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7878 - July 02, 2015

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 04, 2015

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Denpasar as JQ35 - July 11, 2015

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKJ. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, April 10, 2015.

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VH-VKJ. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, April 10, 2015.

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VH-VKJ. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, April 10, 2015.

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VH-VKJ. Jetstar - in the standard livery pushing back from the Boeing Delivery Centre at Everett Paine Field, July 02, 2015.

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VH-VKJ. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 25, 2015.

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VH-VKJ. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 25, 2015.

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VH-VKJ. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 26, 2015.

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