VH-FVP. Aerospatiale ATR-72-600. c/n 1025.

 

Aircraft built for Avation Airframe Holding Pte Ltd

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

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M turboprop engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVP - 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-WWLR at Toulouse - July 24, 2012

Accepted by Avation Airframe Holding at Toulouse - August 03, 2012

Leased to Virgin Australia - August 03, 2012

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA1157 - August 04, 2012

Delivery flight carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Arrived Perth on completion of the delivery flight - August 08, 2012

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

Aircraft named 'Wategos Beach'

Ferried Perth - Kalgoorlie - Brisbane as DJ813A - August 18, 2012

Used for pilot training and route proving flights

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Emerald as DJ1255 - October 23, 2012

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-FVP. Virgin Australia - 'Wategos Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 05, 2013.

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