History of Jetstar 787-8 VH-VKA

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - December 14, 2005

Aircraft assembled at the Everett Main plant with Block Number ZA215

Final assembly commenced - May 01, 2013

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett in all-white livery - June 21, 2013

Powered by General Electric GEnx-1B64 engines upgraded to P1 of 63,800 lbs thrust

Rolled out of the paint shop in full Jetstar livery as ‘VH-VKA’ - August 08, 2013

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKA - August 30, 2013

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - September 05, 2013

First flown as BOE215 Paine Field (Everett) - Moses Lake - Paine Field (Everett) - September 14, 2013

This flight (B1) was crewed by the Boeing test crew and lasted 2 hours 26 minutes with 2 cycles

Test flown as BOE215 Paine Field (Everett) - Paine Field (Everett) - September 18, 2013

This flight (B2) lasted 1 hour 14 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer inspection of aircraft - September 20 and 21, 2013

Test flown as BOE215 Paine Field (Everett) - Paine Field (Everett) - September 23, 2013

This flight (B3) lasted 46 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer flight (C1) flown Paine Field - Moses Lake - Paine Field - September 23, 2013

This flight lasted 3 hours 36 minutes with 4 cycles and 3 touch-and-goes

Customer flight (C2) flown Paine Field - Paine Field - September 26, 2013

This flight lasted 24 minutes with 1 cycle

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - September 30, 2013

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Paine Field (Everett) at 19:07 hours (PDT) - September 30, 2013

Aircraft had flown 10 hours 6 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

Aircraft had flown 8 hours 26 minutes (flight) with 9 cycles on delivery

Departed Seattle as JQ7878 on the delivery flight to Australia - October 07, 2013

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - October 09, 2013

Delivery route: Seattle (Paine Field) - Honolulu - Melbourne

Registered to SL Jura Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - October 08, 2013

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne as the registered operator

Test flown Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ1605 - October 12, 2013

Test flown Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ1606 - October 12, 2013

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Coolangatta as JQ432 - November 13, 2013

Current with Jetstar Airways
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This is the first B787 ordered by a Australian airline

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Thanks for this mate. Go Australia

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