VH-OFW. Airbus A321-251NX(ACF). c/n 11380.
This aircraft was ordered new by Jetstar Airways - ?
It was built by Airbus at the Hamburg (Finkenwerder) plant - 2023
This aircraft is the eighth 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
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OFW - March 28, 2023
Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney
Leased to Jetstar Airways Limited, Melbourne as the registered operator
It was observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in primer with the 'Jetstar' tail and without engines - March 13, 2023
It was observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in primer with the 'Jetstar' tail and engines installed - April 25, 2023
It was observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in the 'Jetstar' livery witrh engines installed - May 17, 2023
Engine runs and taxi check performed - ?, 2023
Engine run, taxi check and rejected take-off performed - June 06, 2023
First flown (T1) at Hamburg (11:05 - 15:11 UTC) as 'D-AZXI' (AIB380A) - June 08, 2023
Second flight (C1) flown at Hamburg (15:35 - 16:54 UTC) as AIB380B - June 14, 2023
Accepted by Jetstar Airways at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - June 15, 2023
Departed Hamburg (Finkenwerder - 07:04 UTC) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ8996 - June 20, 2023
It arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine - 09:38 ADET) - June 22, 2023
Delivery route: Hamburg - Muscat - Thiruananthapuram (India) - Adelaide - Melbourne
Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Gold Coast as JQ434 - June 24, 2023
Current with Jetstar Airways, Australia
VH-OFW. Jetstar - in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 30, 2023.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0321-399.)
VH-OFW. Jetstar - in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2023.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0321-400.)
VH-OFW. Jetstar - in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 10, 2023.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0321-412.)