VH-ZND. Boeing 787-9. c/n 63390-669.

 

The order for Boeing 787 aircraft was announced by Qantas Airways Ltd - December 2005

This aircraft was ordered by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Variable or Block Number ZB272

The aircraft was assembled at the Everett plant

The final assembly commenced in Position P1 - January 05, 2018

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) in a modified livery - January 24, 2018

Powered by General Electric GEnx-1B74/75/P2 engines

The aircraft is configured to seat 42 business class, 28 premium economy and 166 economy class passengers

This aircraft was painted in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Everett - February 05 - 13, 2018

This livery was adapted from a 1991 painting by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye by the indigenous owned

design studio 'Balarinji'

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZND - February 08, 2018

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE272 - February 15, 2018

Departed Everett (Paine Field) 12:39 PST - returned 15:10 PST

Flight duration was 2 hrs 31 minute with 2 cycles

Customer inspection (Customer Walk) of the aircraft was carried out - February 19 - 20, 2018

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - February 19, 2018

Departed Everett (Paine Field) 09:12 PST - returned 12:21 PST

Flight duration was 3 hrs 9 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer flight (C2) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - February 20, 2018

Departed Everett (Paine Field) 08:25 PST - returned 09:37 PST

Flight duration was 1 hr 12 minutes with 1 cycles

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - February 25, 2018

CASA Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - February 25, 2018

Accepted by D. Vickery for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 07:54 PST - February 26, 2018

This was the 264th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 15th Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 7 hours 58 minutes (block time) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 6 hours 52 minutes (flight time) with 4 cycles on delivery to Qantas

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6026 - February 28, 2018

Arrived Alice Springs on completion of the delivery flight - March 02, 2018

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Alice Springs

Delivery flight crew: Captains Alex Passerini; Lisa. Norman

Total delivery flight time: 15 hours 36 minutes

Total distance flown: 8,366 miles

The aircraft was officially named 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' at Alice Springs

This aircraft has been nicknamed 'Spot'

Operated local flight for invited guests Alice Springs - Alice Springs as QF6627 - March 02, 2018

This flight overflew the West McDonnell National Park with a flight duration of 58 minutes

Ferried Alice Springs - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6628 - March 02, 2018

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6628 - March 02, 2018

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as QF775 - March 06, 2018

Operated first international service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Los Angeles as QF95 - March 16, 2018

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-ZND. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 02, 2018.

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VH-ZND. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 02, 2018.

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VH-ZND. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 06, 2018.

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VH-ZND. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 06, 2018.

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VH-ZND. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 06, 2018.

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VH-ZND. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Perth Airport, March 18, 2018.

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VH-ZND. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Perth Airport, March 18, 2018.

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VH-ZND. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye' in the 'Yam Dreaming' livery at Perth Airport, March 23, 2018.

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