This aircraft with serial number 55063 and powered by 2xRolls Royce RR BR715, was delivered to Impulse Airlines as VH-SMH on September 5 2000.
A year later, on May 23 2001, it was sold to QantasLink, this time as VH-VQE. It was used under Qantas colours until being given to JetStar, carrying the same registration, on May 25 2004.
It was sold to Nationa Jet Systems on July 25 2005, with the registration having been changed to VH-NXE. Damaged on Darwin Airport on February 10 2008, it went back to the skies on May 18 of the same year.
On March 1 2009, the B717-200 was sold to Cobham Aviation Services.