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Monthly Archives: October 2011

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZA Returns from Avalon Storage.

October 28, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZA, which had been at Avalon since 9 October positioned Avalon – Melbourne today as QF6145.

JetConnect B737-400 ZK-JTQ In Service Again.

October 27, 2011

JetConnect Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ operated QF118 Wellington – Sydney today having positioned Auckland – Wellington yesterday as QF6173. On arrival in Sydney the aircraft positioned back to Auckland as QF6174.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Positions to Frankfurt Maintenance.

October 26, 2011

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQE positioned London Heathrow – Frankfurt as QF6023 this morning in order to undergo a C Check at Lufthansa Technic.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGR Returns from Avalon Storage.

October 25, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGR positioned Avalon – Sydney as QF6112 following storage this morning and re-entered traffic as QF445 Sydney – Melbourne.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGT Returns from Darwin.

October 25, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGT, which has been out of service in Darwin since encoutering a technical issue on October 22, positioned Darwin – Brisbane today as QF6122 and re-entered service as QF533 Brisbane – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJO Returns from Avalon Storage.

October 24, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJO positioned Avalon – Melbourne following storage today as QF6121.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJF Returns from Avalon Storage.

October 24, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJF positioned Avalon – Melbourne following storage today as QF6111.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPC Operates Auckland Service.

October 23, 2011

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPC operated QF113 Sydney – Auckland today in order to position for providing extra post Rugby World Cup Final capacity tomorrow.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ Brisbane Test Flight.

October 23, 2011

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ undertook a further Brisbane – Brisbane test flight today as QF6147.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

October 23, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 18th September, positioned Avalon – Sydney today as QF6196.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGT Darwin Technical Issue.

October 22, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGT arrived into Darwin today as QF824 but the return QF825 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ Brisbane Test Flight.

October 22, 2011

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 5 September, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight today as QF6116.

Former QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJK Leaves Victorville.

October 22, 2011

Former QANTAS  Boeing 747-438 VH-OJK positioned  Victorville – Kano today registered to Max Air as 5N-MHB.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZU First Flight.

October 22, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU made its first flight from Renton – Boeing Field today.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJH Positions to Avalon Maintenance.

October 22, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH positioned Sydney – Avalon for maintenance this morning as QF6195.

QANTAS B717-200 VH-NXK QF1935 Darwin Technical Return.

October 21, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 717-231 VH-NXK operating QF1935 Darwin – Alice Springs returned to Darwin around an hour after departure when crew were unable to retract the landing gear owing to a hydraulic fault.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJJ Positions to Avalon.

October 20, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJJ positioned Melbourne – Avalon for storage today as QF6114.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJS Returns from Bangkok.

October 19, 2011

Following its technical return to Bangkok on 16th October, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS operated Bangkok = Sydney this morning morning as QF2D.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGR Positions to Avalon.

October 19, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGR positioned Brisbane – Avalon for storage today as QF6113.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJW Positions to Avalon.

October 18, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJW positioned Melbourne – Avalon for storage today as QF6112.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJO Positions to Avalon.

October 17, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJO positioned Melbourne – Avalon as QF6121 for temporary storage today.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJF Positions to Avalon.

October 17, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJF positioned Melbourne – Avalon as QF6111 for temporary storage today.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJB Operates Auckland World Cup Extra.

October 16, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJB operated an additional Sydney – Auckland rotation today as QF6030/QR6031 in connection with the Rugby World Cup.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJH Operates Auckland Rugby Extra.

October 16, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH operated an additional Sydney – Auckland rotation today as QF6034/QR160 in connection with the Rugby World Cup.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJS QF2 Bangkok Technical Return.

October 16, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS operating the Bangkok – Sydney sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Bangkok – Sydney (depart London 15 October) was ten minutes into the flight  when the #3  engine was shut down after emitting a loud bang. The aircraft returned to Bangkok after dumping fuel.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Positions to Avalon Maintenance.

October 16, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU positioned Sydney – Avalon as QF6195 today.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Returns to Service.

October 16, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG re-entered service today as QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles. This flight marked the debut of the new 58J/40W/270Y configuration with A380 style interior.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZT Delivered.

October 15, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT departed Boeing Field on delivery as QF6024 routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156 configuration and is the first QANTAS B737-800 with the Boeing Sky Interior. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 45 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 53 aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OEG Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

October 14, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG, which has been under maintenance at Avaon since 14th August,  positioned Avalon – Brisbane as QF6196 today.

JetConnect B737-400 ZK-JTQ Operates In Service Again.

October 14, 2011

JetConnect Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ extended its service life again by operating as QF165 Sydney – Auckland today.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Operates Auckland Rugby Extra.

October 14, 2011

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL operated an additional Sydney – Auckland service as QF163 today in place of tomorrow’s QF141 which will not operate.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Operates Auckland Rugby Extra.

October 14, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ operated an extra Sydney – Auckland rotation today as QF161/QF162 in connection with the Rugby World Cup.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEH Brisbane Jet Blast Incident.

October 14, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH operating QF8 Brisbane – Sydney was departing the terminal at Brisbane when jet blast from its engines caused a set of steps attached to the rear door of Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8BK VH-VUM to be blown over. The Virgin First Officer was on the steps at the time conducting pre-flight inspections and suffered a fractured arm and leg.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Avalon Test Flight.

October 13, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 14th August, operated anAvalon – Avalon todayflight today as QF6020 flying two circuits above Tasmania at 13,000ft. This aircraft has been reconfigured to the new 58J/36W/270Y configuration and is the first aircraft so fitted.

Former QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJK Flies Again.

October 11, 2011

Former QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJK, now registered  5N-HMB, positioned today from Victorville, CA to Kano, Nigeria to take up service with Max Air on Hajj flights.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGG Returns from Singapore Maintenance.

October 8, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGG, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since 11th September, positioned Singapore – Sydney today as QF6026. The aircraft has been repainted into New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGN Positions to Singapore Maintenance.

October 8, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGN positioned Sydney – Singapore as QF6023 for maintenance today.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZT First Flight.

October 6, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT made its first flight today from Renton to Boeing Field today in full QANTAS livery. This is the first QANTAS 737 with the Boeing Sky Interior.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJN Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

October 6, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJN, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 12th September, positioned Avalon – Sydney as QF6196 today and returned to service as QF1 Sydney – Bangkok – London Heathrow.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXI QF1825 Newman Technical Return.

October 4, 2011

QANTASLink Boeing 717-200 VH-NXI operating QF1825 Newman – Perth returned to Newman  after a compressor stall to the right hand engine around 5 minutes into the flight.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJJ Returns from Singapore.

October 3, 2011

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJJ positioned Singapore – Sydney this evening as QF6012.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL Singapore Rescue Mission.

October 3, 2011

Following the QF5 technical issue at Singapore last night, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL positioned Sydney – Singapore as QF6011 this morning in order to continue the delayed QF5 to Frankfurt.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE Operates Auckland Rugby Extra.

October 3, 2011

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE operated an extra Sydney – Auckland rotation as QF175/QF176 today in connection with the Rugby League Grand Final.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJJ QF5 Singapore Technical Issue.

October 2, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJJ operating QF5 Sydney – Singapore – Frankfurt reached Singapore this evening but was unable to continue to Frankfurt due to a technical issue.

JetConnect B737-400 ZK-JTQ In Service Again.

October 1, 2011

JetConnect Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ operated an extra Auckland – Sydney service as QF174 today.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI Operates Auckland Rugby Extra.

October 1, 2011

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI operated an extra Sydney – Auckland rotation as QF175/QF176 today in connection with the Rugby League Grand Final




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