VH-EBF. BAirbus A330-202. c/n 0853.

 

 

This aircraft was ordered new by CIT Aerospace International - ?

Rolled off the Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2007

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines

First flown as 'F-WWYU' - July 13, 2007

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBF - August 03, 2007

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by CIT Leasing / Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - August 24, 2007

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator - August 24, 2007

Sub-leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator - August 24, 2007

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7990 - August 24, 2007

It arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - August 26, 2007

Delivery route: Toulouse - Melbourne (non-stop)

During the pre-service maintenance the aircraft remained un-named

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - ?

Operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Osaka (Kansai) as JQ017 - September 02, 2007

Registered to QF Calyon 2009-1 Pty Ltd - February 19, 2009

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Regisistered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - December 15, 2014

Leased to Jetstar Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated its final Jetstar revenue service - ?

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney as the registered operator - August 20, 2015

Returned to Qantas Airways at Brisbane for post-lease maintenance - August 26, 2015

The aircraft was reconfigured to seat 28J / 243Y passengers

This aircraft was fitted with Panasonic eX3 IFE in Business Class and wifi to iPad in Economy

Operated its first Qantas service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF525 - September 23, 2015

The aircraft is named 'King Valley'

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Avalon) as QF6121 - March 23, 2020

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Avalon) due to COVID-19 pandemic

Returned to service with Qantas Airways - ?

Operated its final revenue service Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF654 - November 07, 2022

This aircraft had been ear-marked for conversion to freighter configuration as an 'A330-P2F'

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith - 10:20 AEDT) on the ferry flight to Germany as QF7531 - November 08, 2022

It arrived at Dresden (12:51 local) on completion of the ferry flight - November 10, 2022

Ferry route: Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Perth - Singapore - Dresden

The freighter conversion undertaken by Airbus -ST Engineering joint venture Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW)

 

 

VH-EBF. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 27, 2015.

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VH-EBF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'King Valley' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 01, 2016.

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VH-EBF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'King Valley' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 01, 2016.

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VH-EBF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'King Valley' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 20, 2016.

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VH-EBF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'King Valley' in the 'New Roo' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 03, 2016.

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VH-EBF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'King Valley' in the 'New Roo' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 04, 2016.

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