VH-ZNK. Boeing 787-9. c/n 66075-941.

 

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

This aircraft was ordered by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

It was allocated the Boeing Variable or Block Number 'ZB279'

The aircraft was assembled at the Everett plant

The final assembly commenced in Position P1 - October 10, 2019

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - October 25, 2019

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZNK - November 05, 2019

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE279 - December 05, 2019

Flight duration 2 hours 15 minutes - 2 cycles

Customer inspection (Customer Walk) of the aircraft was carried out - December 06, 2019

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - December 09, 2019

Flight duration was 3 hours 07 minutes - 2 cycles

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - December 12, 2019

CASA Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - December 12, 2019

Accepted by J. Becroft for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field at 22:30) - December 12, 2019

This was the 271st Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 22nd Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas

The aircraft had flown 5 hours 56 minutes (block time) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 5 hours 22 minutes (flight time) with 4 cycles on delivery to Qantas

Total days in production - 64

Total days in final assembly - 15

Total days in post assembly activities - 33

Total days involved in pre-flight activities - 8

Total days invovled in pre-delivery testing - 8

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Los Angeles as QF6027 - December 13, 2019

Flight crew: ?

Flight time: 2 hours 05 minutes

Ferried Los Angeles - New York as QF6027 - December 16, 2019

Flight time: 4 hours 19 minutes

The aircraft was named 'Gangurru' which was reveiled at New York

The name 'Gangurru' is the indigenous word for 'kangaroo' from northern Queensland

Departed New York (Kennedy) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF7879 - December 16, 2019

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - December 18, 2019

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Los Angeles - New York - Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Delivery flight crew: ?

Flight time from New York - Sydney: 19 hours 31 minutes

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6027 - December 18, 2019

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF153 - December 25, 2019

Operated first direct Perth - Frankfurt service as QF115 - December 09, 2020

Flight crew: Capts T. Travers-Jones, G. Horky; F/O C. Checker; S/O A. Krasicki

Flight time: 17 hours 13 mins

Operated first direct Frankfurt - Darwin service as QF116 - December 12, 2020

Flight crew: Capts T. Travers-Jones, G. Horky; F/O C. Checker; S/O A. Krasicki

Flight time: 16 hours 04 mins

This was a repatriation flight for stranded Australian citizens affected by the Covid19 shutdown of air transport

Current with Qantas Airways

 

 

VH-ZNK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gangurru' in the 'silver roo' livery at Perth Airport, February 17, 2020.

(J. Swanwick Copyright Image 4680-145.)