VH-VQF. Boeing 717-231. c/n 55092-5077.

Was also registered as: N2452A; VH-YQF; VH-NXK.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans World Airlines

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - June 2001

First flown as N2425A - August 2001

Aircraft powered by BMW Rolls Royce BR715A-130 engines

Airworthiness Test Flight performed - August 08, 2001

Airworthiness Certificate issued - August 21, 2001

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N2452A - August 21, 2001

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest

Sold to Pembroke 717 Leasing 55092 Ltd - August 20, 2001

Leased to Trans World Airlines as the registered operator

Handed over to Trans World Airlines - August 20, 2001

Transferred to American Airlines when airlines merged - December 02, 2001

Withdrawn from use and stored at Victorville, California - April 09, 2002

Aircraft had flown 1,262 hours with 1,185 cycles

Returned to Pembroke 717 Leasing - May 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 09, 2002

Leased to Qantas for operation by QantasLink

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQF - May 10, 2002

Registered to Pembroke 717 Leasing

Leased to Impulse Airlines as the registered operator

Departed Victorville on the delivery flight to Australia - May 17, 2002

It arrived at Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - May 21, 2002

Delivery route: Victorville - Honolulu - Nadi - Newcastle

Leased to Jetstar Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator - December 23, 2003

Operated the inaugural Jetstar Brisbane - Melbourne (Avalon) - Brisbane service as JQ331/338 - June 01, 2004

Registered to Pembroke Aircraft Leasing Australia Pty Ltd - November 10, 2005

Withdrawn from Jetstar operations - January 12, 2006

Utilised on various charter flights

Reregistered as VH-YQF - February 15, 2006

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane - 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Newcastle for storage - November 29, 2006

National Jet Systems was awarded a contract to operate services for QantasLink

Reregistered as VH-NXK - March 01, 2007

Registered to Shire Aviation Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth as QF6201 - March 21, 2007

Entered service with QantasLink Perth - Broome as QF1928 - March 25, 2007

Current with National Jet / QantasLink

 

 

VH-VQF. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 2002.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'all-white' livery without titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, March 21, 2005.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, March 21, 2005.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, March 21, 2005.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

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VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

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VH-YQF. Jetstar - in the 'white' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 2006.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Alice Springs Airport, June 2007.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Alice Springs Airport, June 2007.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 22, 2007.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Darwin Airport, August 2008.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Perth Airport, March 2010.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 07, 2010.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 07, 2010.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 07, 2010.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 07, 2010.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 07, 2010.

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VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the second livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 26, 2014.

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