VH-YQT. Boeing 717-2BL. c/n 55179-5129.

Was also registered as: N917ME.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Midwest Airlines, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Construction was completed at the Boeing Long Beach plant - February 2004

Configured to seat 100 passengers

First flown at Long Beach as N917ME - March 01, 2004

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 turbofan engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N917ME - March 13, 2004

Registered to McDonnell Douglas Corporation

The Certificate of Airwothiness (CofA) was issued - March 13, 2004

Sold to Midwest Airlines Incorporated - March 16, 2004

Sold to U. S. Bank Na Trustee, Seattle - March 16, 2004

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Handed over to Midwest Airlines - March 16, 2004

Registered to U. S. Bank NA Trustee, Seattle - April 19, 2004

Lease to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator continued

Operated its final Midwest revenue service - September 2008

Ferried Milwaukee - Victorville for storage after being returned to the lessor - September 17, 2008

It was observed stored at Victorville in the standard Midwest livery - January 05, 2009

Sold to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation - February 10, 2009

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - February 12, 2009

Prepared for lease to Mexicana Click

Ferried Victorville - Mexico City in the basic Midwest livery for Mexicana Click - September 2009

Leased to Mexicana Click as the registered operator - September 09, 2009

Mexicana Click ceased operations and the aircraft was stored at Mexico City - August 28, 2010

Ferried Mexico City - Tucson - Victorville for storage - December 14, 2010

It was observed at Victorville in the standard Mexicana Click livery as N917ME - October 07, 2011

It was observed at Victorville in the standard Mexicana Click livery as N917ME - May 08, 2013

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - July 24, 2013

It was observed at Victorville in the Mexicana Click livery being worked on - August 28, 2013

Ferried Victorville - El Paso - Jacksonville in the Mexicana Click livery - August 30, 2013

Prepared for lease / sale to Qantas Airways Ltd

Departed Jacksonville on the ferry flight to Australia in the QantasLink livery as SXI1072 - October 27, 2013

It arrived at Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - October 31, 2013

Ferry route: Jacksonville - Billings - Anchorage - Magadan - Chitose - Cebu - Darwin - Adelaide

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 01, 2013

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQT - November 04, 2013

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Brisbane as QF6201 - December 13, 2013

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Canberra as QF1545 - December 15, 2013

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - May 16, 2017

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide as the registered operator

Current with QantasLink

 

 

VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 01, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4660-390.)

VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 26, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4660-391.)

VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 26, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4660-392.)

VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 26, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4660-393.)

VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the 'Silver Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 17, 2020.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4660-564.)

VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the 'Silver Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 25, 2020.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4660-561.)