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Monthly Archives: July 2011

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Returns from Guangzhou Maintenance.

July 31, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI, which has been under maintenance at Guangzhou since 10th July, positioned Guangzhou – Sydney today as QF6022.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZP Enters Service.

July 29, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZP entered service today operating QF410 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG QF17 Santiago De Chile Diversion.

July 27, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG operating QF17 Sydney – Buenos Aires diverted to Santiago de Chile due to airspace restrictions around Buenos Aires due to ash. Crew then went out of hours in Santiago de Chile so the flight will be on the ground for 24 hours before continuing on to Buenos Aires tomorrow.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZP Delivered.

July 24, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZP began its delivery flight today as QF6024 routing Boeing Field – Honolulu (overnight) – Nadi – Melbourne.  The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the QANTAS Mainline Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 42 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 49 aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL Returns from Johannesburg.

July 19, 2011

Following its technical return to Perth and the delivery of a new engine yesterday, QANTAS  Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL departed Johannesburg tonight position to Sydney as QF6020 with the failed engine in the V-Pod position.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

July 19, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 30th May,  positioned Avalon – Sydney as QF6196 today.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJN QF63 V-Pod Operation.

July 18, 2011

Following the technical return of QF64 to Johannesburg on 15th July, Boeing 747-438 VH-OJN operating QF63 Sydney – Johannesburg was operated as Sydney – Perth – Johannesburg today  carrying a fifth engine on the V-Pod.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEF QF8 Auckland Diversion.

July 18, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 16th July) diverted via  Auckland this morning. This routing was planned before departure from Dallas-Fort Worth due to headwinds en route and the availability of Auckland as a crew base.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEH QF8 Noumea Diversion.

July 17, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 15th July) diverted to Noumea for fuel this morning.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZO Enters Service.

July 15, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZO entered service this morning operating QF402 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL QF64 Johannesburg Technical Return.

July 15, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL operating  QF64 Johannesburg – Sydney suffered a failure to the #3 engine and returned to Johannesburg this evening.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEH QF18 Tahiti Diversion.

July 11, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH operating QF18 Buenos Aires – Sydney was delayed and operated via Tahiti today meaning arrival in Sydney on Wednesday 13th rather than Tuesday 12th July. There are lingering ash issues on the South Pacific track.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Positions to Guangzhou Maintenance.

July 10, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI positioned Sydney – Guangzhou for maintenance tonight as QF6021.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZO Delivered.

July 9, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZO departed Boeing Field today on delivery today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. The brings the QANTAS mainline Boeing 737-838 fleet up to 41 aircraft and the QANTAS Group fleet up to 48 aircraft.

Withdrawn QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGB Leaves Australia.

July 8, 2011

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGB, wearing new registration N362CM, departed Sydney for Male, Maldives and Tel Aviv as Air Transport International flight ATN103. The aircraft will undergo freighter conversion in Tel Aviv.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJO Revealed in Wallabies Livery.

July 4, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJO which has been at the Sydney JetBase since 28th June was unveiled today with green and gold decals fitted supporting the Wallabies in the upcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The decals cover most of the length of the fuselage which has had the normal QANTAS and Spirit of Australia titles removed. The kangaroo on the tail is also now carrying a green and gold rugby ball.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJH QF63 Perth Diversion.

July 4, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH operating QF63 Sydney – Johannesburg diverted via Perth today due to a longer than usual routing caused by ash from the Chilean volcano.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJP QF63 Perth Diversion.

July 3, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJP operating QF63 Sydney – Johannesburg diverted via Perth today due to a longer than usual routing caused by ash from the Chilean volcano.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJS QF63 Perth Diversion.

July 2, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS operating QF63 Sydney – Johannesburg diverted via Perth for fuel today due to the flight taking a longer than usual route due to ash from the Chilean volcano.

Withdrawn QNTAS B767-300ER VH-OGB Becomes N362CM.

July 1, 2011

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGB remains at the QANTAS JetBase in Sydney but is now devoid of QANTAS titles and logos and is wearing the registration N362CM.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJT QF63 Perth Diversion.

July 1, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT operating QF63 Sydney – Johannesburg diverted via Perth for fuel today due to the flight taking a longer than usual route due to ash from the Chilean volcano.




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