VH-VQC. Boeing 717-2CM. c/n 55151-5041.

Was also registered as: VH-NXC.

 

This aircraft was constructed at the Boeing Long Beach plant - September 2000

First flown as N6202S - September 2000

Powered by BMW RB715A-130 turbofan engines

The aircraft placed in storage at Long Beach, California

Observed at Long Beach in standard Impulse Airlines livery as 'N6202S' - October 03, 2000

Observed at Long Beach in the standard Impulse Airlines livery with 'VQC' on nose gear door - November 09, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQC - December 19, 2000

Registered to Impulse Airlines

Accepted by Impulse Airlines at Long Beach, California - December 29, 2000

Departed Long Beach on the delivery flight to Australia as VQ007 - January 09, 2001

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - January 13, 2001

Delivery route: Long Beach - Kansas City - Goose Bay - Keflavik - Shannon - Basle - Cairo - Muscat- Colombo -

Singapore - Broome - Alice Springs - Newcastle

Operated first reveue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VQ7101 - February 12, 2001

Withdrawn from service by Impulse Airlines - May 22, 2001

Impulse entered into an agreement to operate services for Qantas via QantasLink

Transferred to QantasLink but operated by Impulse - May 23, 2001

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into QantasLink livery - May 23, 2001

Ferried Sydney (Richmond) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the QantasLink livery - May 29, 2001

Operated first QantasLink Boeing 717 revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as QF977 - May 30, 2001

Operated inaugural QantasLink Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hobart service as QF965 - June 15, 2001

Operated the inaugural QantasLink Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Mackay service as QF890 - June 16, 2001

Operated the inaugural QantasLink Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Rockhampton service as QF1690 - July 04, 2002

Registered to Jestar Airlines Pty Ltd, Sydney - December 23, 2003

Observed in all-white livery without titles and logos operating QantasLink services - May 03, 2004

Transferred to Jetstar in an all-white livery with Jetstar.com titles - May 25, 2004

Operated final Jetstar revenue service Melbourne (Avalon) - Brisbane as JQ356 - March 31, 2005

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into the QantasLink livery - March 31, 2005

Observed at Newcastle in the QantasLink livery - May 05, 2005

National Jet Systems was awarded the contract to operate services for QantasLink - June 2005

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth to commence QantasLink services as JQ7983 - June 30, 2005

Registered to MDFC Spring Company, Renton - July 01, 2005

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Reregistered as VH-NXC - July 15, 2005

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Perth - Port Headland as QF1810 - July 25, 2005

Ferried Perth - Adelaide - Newcastle for planned maintenance - October 6, 2005

Ferried Newcastle - Adelaide - Perth after maintenance as QF6200 - October 23, 2005

Returned to service Perth - Port Headland as QF1810 - November 28, 2005

Operated last QantasLink revenue service Darwin - Alice Springs - Perth as QF1945 - May 13, 2007

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) for storage as QF6200 - May 21, 2007

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth as QF6201 - July 24, 2007

Returned to service with QantasLink Perth - Port Headland as QF1812 - July 25, 2007

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) for storage - August 10, 2007

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth - August 16, 2007

Returned to service Perth - Kalgoorlie as QF1896 - August 17, 2007

Operated last revenue service Paraburdoo - Perth as QF1805 - September 7, 2007

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) as QF6200 - September 8, 2007

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Brisbane for return to service as QF6200 - September 13, 2007

Returned to service Brisbane - Mackay - Brisbane - Rockhampton - Brisbane as QF1956/7/8/9 - September 14, 2007

Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide (West Beach) for storage - September 15, 2007

Observed stored at Adelaide - October 11, 2007

Test flown at Adelaide - March 10, 2008

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth to replace the damaged B-717 VH-NXE at Darwin as QF6200 - March 10, 2008

Returned to service Perth - Karratha as QF1916 - March 11, 2008

Operated final revenue service Port Headland - Perth as QF1817 - October 02, 2008

Ferried Perth - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into the Hawaiian Airlines livery - October 06, 2008

Ferried Sydney (Richmond) - Adelaide (West Beach) in the Hawaiian Airlines livery - October 15, 2008

Departed Adelaide (West Beach) on the ferry flight to Honolulu - December 06, 2008

Ferry route: Adelaide - Cairns - Noumea - Apia - Christmas Island - Honolulu

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 09, 2008

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N490HA - December 12, 2008

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee Pty Ltd

Leased to Hawaiian Airlines as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'Ou'

Sold to Hawaiian Airlines Incorporated - June 28, 2011

Current with Hawaiian Airlines - 2012

 

VH-VQC. Impulse Airlines - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2001.

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VH-VQC. Impulse Airlines - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2001.

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VH-VQC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2001.

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VH-VQC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2001.

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VH-VQC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2001.

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VH-VQC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2001.

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VH-VQC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 2002.

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VH-VQC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2002.

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VH-VQC. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 2004.

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VH-VQC. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, March 2005.

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VH-NXC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 06, 2005.

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VH-NXC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 22, 2007.

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VH-NXC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2007.

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VH-NXC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 22, 2007.

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VH-NXC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 09, 2007.

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VH-NXC. Hawaiian - 'Ou' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2008.

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