Sunday, December 10, 2017

Qantas Boeing B737-800 VH-VZO in New Silver Roo Colour Scheme First Visit to Hamilton Island Airport

As a plane spotter, it was a momentous day on Sunday 10 December as the first Qantas Airways Boeing B737-800, which has been re-painted into the airline's new 'Silver-Roo' colour scheme, finally made its first visit to Central Queensland.

VH-VZO in new colours arriving into Brisbane Airport  (File photo)

VH-VZO was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney as QFA866 and marks the first time that the new and updated Qantas livery and kangaroo logo has appeared in CQ on a Qantas B737-800.

As we have mentioned numerous times, several Qantas / QantasLink Dash-8-Q300 and Dash-8-Q400 turboprop aircraft have visited various CQ Airports many times wearing the new 'Silver-Roo' livery, which was introduced to coincide with the introduction the Boeing B787 Dreamliner into service with the airline late last year.

Of interest, VH-VZO was re-painted in Singapore during late-October / early-November and joins several other B737-800s in the Qantas fleet which have had the new livery applied.

VH-VZO at Adelaide Airport in 2015  (File photo)

For many years, VH-VZO wore a sticker promoting the 'Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia' and also was noted several times wearing a moustache - or 'mo' - in support of 'Movember' - The Movember Foundation of Australia which is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round.  Their one goal is to stop men dying too young.

Meanwhile, with as many as eight of the current Qantas Boeing B737-800 fleet now adorned in the new 'Silver-Roo' livery, we hope to start to see a few more pop into CQ at Hamilton Island Airport over the coming months!

Photos taken by Simon Coates and Tony Haynes  ©

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