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.)