VH-OFP. Airbus A321-251NX(ACF). c/n 11102.



This aircraft was ordered new by Jetstar Airways - ?

It was built by Airbus at the Hamburg (Finkenwerder) plant - 2022

This aircraft is the third A321NX(ACF) for Jetstar Airways, Australia

The model 'ACF' designation stands for 'Airbus Cabin Flex' - an alternative arrangement of door exits

When compared to a standard Airbus A321NEO - Cabin Door '2' is deleted

Cabin Door '3' has been moved rearward a few fuselage frames and a pair of double 'over-wing' exits installed

This increases the number of possible cabin arrangements and allows more seats to be installed

Powered by CFM Internation LEAP-1A32 turbo-fan engines

It was observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in primer without engines and tail - August 17, 2022

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OFP - September 16, 2022

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney

Leased to Jetstar Airways Limited, Melbourne as the registered operator

Observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in the the 'Jetstar' livery without engines as 'D-AXXT' - October 26, 2022

It was observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in the the 'Jetstar' livery as 'D-AXXT' - October 28, 2022

Engine runs and taxi checks performed - December 09, 2022

Taxi check and rejected take-off performed - December 12, 2022

First flown (T1) at Hamburg (11:30 - 13:51 UTC) as 'D-AXXT' (AIB102A) - December 14, 2022

Second flight (C1) flown at Hamburg (13:11 - 14:23 UTC) as AIB102B - December 20, 2022

Accepted by Jetstar Airways at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - December 21, 2022

Departed Hamburg (Finkenwerder - 07:36 UTC) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ8996 - December 23, 2022

It arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine - 07:03 AEDT) on completion of the delivery - December 25, 2022

Delivery route: Hamburg - Bengaluru (India) - Perth - Melbourne

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Denpasar as JQ43 - December 28, 2022

Current with Jetstar Airways, Australia