VH-FVL. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A. c/n 974.

 

Third 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 - June 6, 2011

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVL - September 14, 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

First flown as F-WWES at Toulouse - September 30, 2011

Accepted by Skywest / Virgin Australia at Toulouse - October 13, 2011

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA1147 - October 13, 2011

Delivery flight carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Arrived Perth on completion of the delivery flight - October 16, 2011

Delivery route: Toulouse - Alexandria - Al Ain - Colombo - Jakarta - Perth

Aircraft named 'Preston Beach'

Ferried Perth - Brisbane as DJ1082 - October 18, 2011

Ferried Brisbane - Canberra as DJ1608 - October 29, 2011

Operated first revenue service Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ629 - October 30, 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 3, 2013

Current with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines