QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Adelaide Technical Issue.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU operated QF1591 Brisbane – Adelaide this morning, however the return QF1594 was cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Adelaide – Brisbane during the evening as QF6202.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU QF1794 Cairns Diversion.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU operating QF1794 Brisbane – Townsville diverted to Cairns this evening having gone around at Townsville due to an issue with the anti-skid system. As a result QF1795 Townsville – Brisbane was cancelled.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU QF1535 Canberra Technical Return.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU operating QF1535 Canberra – Melbourne was at 30,000 ft close to Mount Buller this afternoon when it descended quickly to 17,000 ft and turned back to Canberra for a safe landing due to a technical issue. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Positioning Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU, which spent the morning out of service at Canberra, positioned Canberra – Sydney as QF6200 this afternoon then returned to service operating QF1517 Sydney – Canberra.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Positioning Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU, which has been out of service at Canberra since 19th August, positioned Canberra – Adelaide as QF6206 late this morning in order to operate QF1558 Adelaide – Sydney.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Returns from Townsville Maintenance.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU, which has been under maintenance at Townsville since 8th April, positioned Townsville – Brisbane early this afternoon as QF6203. The aircraft has received paint attention following its repair at Brisbane after being struck by air stairs on 13th November 2016.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Brisbane Storm Damage.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU arrived into Brisbane as QF1799 from Alice Springs this afternoon and subsequently suffered damage when it was struck by a set of unsecured air stairs in storm force winds.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Positioning Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU positioned Sydney – Brisbane late this afternoon as QF6200 after arriving as QF1573 from Hamilton Island. The aircraft then operated QF1794 Brisbane – Townsville.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Positioning Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BK VH-YQU positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6200 this morning after arriving as QF1771 from Mackay. The aircraft then operated QF1555 Sydney – Adelaide.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Gladstone Technical Issue.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BK VH-YQU operated QF1706 Brisbane – Gladstone this morning, however it was unable to operate the return QF1707 due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Gladstone – Brisbane during the evening as QF6203.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Returns to Service.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BK VH-YQU, which has been at Sydney since 7th July after returning from maintenance at Canberra, returned to service this morning operating QF1583/QF1582 Sydney – Hobart out of sequence. These normally operate as a Hobart – Sydney rotation.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Positioning Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU positioned Melbourne – Hobart this afternoon as QF6200 to the timings of the cancelled QF1505 in order to operate QF1506 Hobart – Melbourne.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU QF1505 Melbourne Return.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU operating QF1505 Melbourne – Hobart returned to Melbourne this afternoon having failed to get into Hobart. The aircraft was able to complete the flight later.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Hobart Rescue Mission.

Following the B717-200 technical issue at Hobart this morning, QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU positioned Sydney – Hobart as QF6200 this afternoon in order to operate the delayed QF1504 Hobart – Melbourne.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Positioning Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU overnighted at Hobart, however its first scheduled flight of the day as QF1500 Hobart – Melbourne, and the QF1501/QF1502 Melbourne – Hobart rotation were cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Hobart – Sydney during the evening as QF6201.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU QF1506 Hobart Return & Positioning Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU operating QF1506 Hobart – Melbourne returned to Hobart this evening. The aircraft was able to depart again after around 90 minutes on the ground. After arrival at Melbourne the aircraft positioned Melbourne – Canberra as QF6202.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Takes Over QF1508.

Following the diversion of QF1508 Hobart – Sydney to Canberra and subsequent lightning strike, the service was taken forward Canberra – Sydney by Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Melbourne Technical Issue.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU operated QF1533 Melbourne – Canberra this morning, however it was unable to operate the return QF1532 due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Melbourne – Canberra early in the evening as QF6200 and returned to service as QF1554 Canberra – Brisbane.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU On Delivery.

Boeing 717-2BL N975BC, which will become VH-YQU for QANTASLink, departed Jacksonville as SXI1098 on its delivery flight to Australia. The aircraft will route Jacksonville – Billings – Anchorage – Magadan – Sapporo New Chitose – Cebu – Darwin – Adelaide for pre-service entry maintenance. The aircraft is due in Adelaide on 20th December. The aircraft is already in QANTASLink New ‘Roo livery and will be the second Two Class Boeing 717-200 for QANTASLink and is a former Midwest Airlines and Mexicana Click aircraft.

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