VH-FVM. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A. c/n 979.

 

Last 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, France - August 2011

First flown as F-WWEX at Toulouse - November 21, 2011

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVM - November 21, 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 - November 29, 2011

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA1160 - November 29, 2011

Delivery flight carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Arrived Perth on completion of the delivery flight - December 02, 2011

Delivery route: Toulouse - Alexandria - Al Ain - Colombo - Jakarta (Halim) - Perth

Aircraft named 'Woolamai Beach'

Ferried Perth - Brisbane as DJ9080 - December 07, 2011

Operated first revenue service Brisbane- Gladstone as DJ1709 - December 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-FVM. Virgin Australia - 'Woolamai Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 13, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0390-008.)