VH-VXQ. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33723-1335.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YJ912

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VXQ - May 15, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - May 19, 2003

First flown as VH-VXQ - May 29, 2003

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines and fitted with winglets

The aircraft was named ‘Redland’

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 13, 2003

This was the 138th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 20th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - June 14, 2003

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - June 16, 2003

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF604 - June 20, 2003

Registered to Brisbane Aircraft Ltd - June 01, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - August 30, 2015

Operated last service in the standard livery Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF447 - October 30, 2015

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Townsville for repainting by Flying Colours as QF6101 - October 30, 2015

Aircraft was repainted into the original Qantas Boeing 707 livery as their second Retro-jet

The repaint was commissioned to celebrate the Qantas 95th Anniversary

Rolled out at Townsville in the retro '1959' livery - November 15, 2015

Ferried Townsville - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6195 - November 16, 2015

The aircraft was then renamed 'Retro Roo II'

To read more about this particular livery click 'HERE'

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF562 - November 16, 2015

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 2003.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-206.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 2005.

(G. Wood Copyright Image 4620-359.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 27, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-058.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 28, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4621-055.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 28, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-060.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4621-056.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4621-057.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 08, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-061.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 20, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-059.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 27, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-062.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Redland' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 05, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-063.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the retro livery at Townsville Airport, November 14, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-079.)

To view the image sequence of this aircraft being repainted please click on the above image.

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-096.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-064.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-065.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-097.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-098.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-099.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-066.)

The aircraft is being towed over to Hangar 416 for the official media presentation.

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-101.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-102.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-103.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-068.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-067.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-104.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-105.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-106.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-107.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-108.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Sydney Kingsfiord Smith Airport, November 16, 2015.

(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-109.)

To view the unveiling ceremony please click on the above image.

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-071.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-072.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-073.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 28, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-119.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 28, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-120.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 28, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-121.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 28, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-122.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 29, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-118.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-140.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-139.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-141.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-142.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-143.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-138.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-137.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 26, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-146.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 09, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-147.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 09, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-148.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Perth Airport, January 15, 2016.

(S. Morgan Copyright Image 4621-144.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Perth Airport, January 15, 2016.

(S. Morgan Copyright Image 4621-145.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 23, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-151.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 23, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-152.)

VH-VXQ. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Retro Roo II' in the 1959 retro livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 02, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-897.)