VH-FVH. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A. c/n 954.

 

First of four aircraft ordered by Virgin Australia for delivery in 2011 - February 23, 2011

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F turboprop engines

Rolled out at Toulouse in the partial Virgin Australia livery as F-WWEG - May 27, 2011

Observed at Toulouse in the standard Virgin Australia livery - June 06, 2011

First flown as F-WWEG at Toulouse - June 22, 2011

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVH - August 11, 2011

Registered to Avation Airframe Holding Pte Ltd, Singapore

Leased to Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Cloverdale, Western Australia as the registered operator

Operated by Skywest Airlines on behalf of Virgin Australia Pty Ltd

Accepted by Skywest / Virgin Australia at Toulouse - August 16, 2011

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA1131 - August 16, 2011

The delivery flight was carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 18, 2011

Delivery route: Toulouse - Trabzon - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Koepang - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Four Mile Beach'

Ferried Brisbane - Bundaberg to participate in the 'Wide Bay Air Show' - August 20, 2011

Operated proving flight Brisbane - Port Macquarie - Brisbane as OZW9236/9235 - August 25, 2011

Operated proving flight Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane - September 13 - 14, 2011

Operated proving flight Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Septembeer 14, 2011

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Gladstone - Brisbane as DJ1711/1714 - October 17, 2011

Operated inuagural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Port Macquarie ATR-72 service - October 19, 2011

Virgin Australia announces its intention to acquire Skywest Airlines - October 30, 2012

Virgin Australia finalises the acquisition of Skywest Airlines - April 11, 2013

Skywest Airlines was officially renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - May 03, 2013

Current with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

 

VH-FVH. Virgin Australia - 'Four Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 18, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0390-002.)

VH-FVH. Virgin Australia - 'Four Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 18, 2011.

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