VH-FVN. Aerospatiale ATR-72-600. c/n 1039.


This aircraft was built for Avation Airframe Holding Pte Ltd

This was the second ATR-72-600 for Skywest / Virgin Australia

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M turboprop engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVN - July 18, 2012

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-WWEB' at Toulouse - August 16, 2012

Accepted by Avation Airframe Holding at Toulouse - September 06, 2012

Leased to Virgin Australia - September 07, 2012

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA1162 - September 08, 2012

The delivery flight was carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Arrived Perth on completion of the delivery flight - September 11, 2012

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

The aircraft was named 'Whitehaven Beach'

Ferried Perth - Kalgoorlie - Brisbane as DJ927A - October 03, 2012

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Gladstone as DJ1717 - October 22, 2012

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

Virgin Australia finalised 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-FVN. Virgin Australia - 'Whitehaven Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 06, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0390-015.)