ZK-ZQE. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34185-3542.

Was also registered as: VH-VZJ.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'YL570'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 17, 2011

First flown as BOE570 - January 27, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

The Australian registration of 'VH-VZJ' was not originally taken up

Accepted by R. Trail for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 14, 2011

This was the 166th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 46th Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas

It was configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-ZQE - February 15, 2011

Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

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Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - February 15, 2011

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 17, 2011

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'William Pickering'

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF6029 - February 20, 2011

It operated its first revenue service Auckland - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF132 - February 21, 2011

It operated its last Jetconnect service Auckland - Brisbane as QF120 - May 10, 2018

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - May 10, 2018

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft register as VH-VZJ - May 11, 2018

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney

The aircraft has been renamed 'Bowral'

Returned to Qantas service Brisbane - Cairns as QF798 - May 30, 2018

It operated its last service in the 'New Roo' livery Brisbane - Townsville as QF976 - October 06, 2018

The aircraft was repainted into the 'Silver Roo' livery by Flying Colours at Townsville

Ferried Townsville - Brisbane in the 'Silver Roo' livery as QF6121 - October 22, 2018

Returned to service - ?

Current with Qantas Airways

 

 

ZK-ZQE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'William Pickering' in the 'New Roo' livery at Christchurch Airport, April 25, 2012.

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VH-VZJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Bowral' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 22, 2018.

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VH-VZJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Bowral' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 22, 2018.

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VH-VZJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Bowral' in the 'New Roo' livery at Christchurch Airport, June 29, 2018.

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VH-VZJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Bowral' in the 'Silver Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 11, 2019.

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