VH-VKK. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36237-321.

 

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 ZA224

The aircraft was assembled at the Everett Main plant

The final assembly was commenced - April 20, 2015

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKK - May 19, 2015

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett in all-white livery - May 26, 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-VKK - June 18, 2015

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - June 27, 2015

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE224 - June 29, 2015

This flight (B1) lasted 2 hours 21 minutes with 2 cycles

Customer inspection of the aircraft was performed - July 06, 2015

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - July 08, 2015

This flight lasted 2 hours 47 minutes with 2 cycles

Customer flight (C2) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - July 12, 2015

This flight lasted 58 minutes with 1 cycle

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - July 15, 2015

Accepted by K. Donaghy for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 11:56 hours (PDT) - July 15, 2015

This was the 208th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 10th Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 7 hours 20 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 6 hours 6 minutes (flight) with 5 cycles on delivery

Departed Seattle (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7992 - July 16, 2015

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 18, 2015

Delivery route: Seattle (Paine Field) - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Denpasar as JQ35 - July 23, 2015

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKK. Jetstar - in the standard livery on push-back from the Boeing Delivery Centre at Everett Paine Field, July 16, 2015.

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VH-VKK. Jetstar - in the standard livery on push-back from the Boeing Delivery Centre at Everett Paine Field, July 16, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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