09 November 2023

QantasLink's VH-NXD

Southern Cross International is ferrying VH-NXD "Berowa Valley National Park" (c/n 55062, l/n 5031)  from CBR to VCV, via APW and HNL, as SXI2366. This 717-23S, owned by National Jet Systems, and operated for QantasLink, is being retired. The APW-HNL leg is was flown as QFA6070. This is the first former QantasLink 717 to ferry through HNL, as the nine other before them were ferried through ANC.

55062's History:
Aug 2000: Delivered to Impulse Airlines as VH-AFR, under lease from Pembroke.
May 2001: Began flying for QantasLink.
May 2004: Transferred to the Jetstar Airlines fleet as VH-VQD.
Oct 2005: Sold to Allco Aviation and leased to National Jet Systems as VH-NXD, to operate for QantasLink.
Nov 2011: Sold to HKAC, and the lease transferred.
Nov 2015: Purchased by National Jet Systems.
Jan 2019: Painted in the "Silver Roo" current livery.
Jun 2023: Withdrawn from service, and stored at CBR.

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