VH-FVQ. Aerospatiale ATR-72-600. c/n 1053.

 

Aircraft built for Avation Airframe Holding Pte Ltd

Aircraft to be operated by Skywest Airlines for Virgin Australia Pty Ltd

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

First flown as F-WWEO at Toulouse - October 31, 2012

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M turboprop engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVQ - November 6, 2012

Registered to Avation Airframe Holding Pte Ltd, Singapore

Leased to Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Cloverdale, Western Australia as the registered operator

Accepted by Avation Airframe Holding at Toulouse - November 26, 2012

Leased to Virgin Australia - November 29, 2012

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXI-1281 - November 30, 2012

Delivery flight carried out by Southern Cross International

Arrived Perthon completion of the delivery flight - December 4, 2012

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

Aircraft named 'Christies Beach'

Ferried Perth - Kalgoorlie - Brisbane as VA926A - January 24, 2013

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Rockhampton as VA247 - March 7, 2013

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