VH-FVI. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A. c/n 955.

 

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

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F turboprop engines

Observed on the production line at Toulouse - March 24, 2011

Rolled out at Toulouse in the partial Virgin Australia livery as F-WWEH - June 06, 2011

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

First flown as F-WWEH at Toulouse - July 08, 2011

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVI - August 12, 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 22, 2011

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA1132 - August 22, 2011

Delivery flight carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 25, 2011

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

Aircraft named 'Mission Beach'

Operated proving flight Brisbane - Port Macquarie - Brisbane - August 27, 2011

Operated proving flight Brisbane - Gladstone - Brisbane - August 28, 2011

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Gladstone as DJ1715 - October 18, 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-FVI. Virgin Australia - 'Mission Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 20, 2011.

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VH-FVI. Virgin Australia - 'Mission Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 20, 2011.

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VH-FVI. Virgin Australia - 'Mission Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 20, 2011.

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VH-FVI. Virgin Australia - 'Mission Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 20, 2011.

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VH-FVI. Virgin Australia - 'Mission Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 13, 2011.

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