VH-FVR. Aerospatiale ATR-72-600. c/n 1058.


This aircraft was 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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVR - 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

First flown as F-WWES at Toulouse - November 12, 2012

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M turboprop engines

Accepted by Avation Airframe Holding at Toulouse - December 19, 2012

Leased to Virgin Australia - December, 2012

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXI-1302 - January 4, 2013

Delivery flight carried out by Southern Cross International

Arrived Perth on completion of the delivery flight - January 7, 2013

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

Aircraft named 'Yallingup Beach'

Ferried Perth - Kalgoorlie - Brisbane as VA931A - February 14, 2013

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Emerald as VA261 - 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


VH-FVR. Virgin Australia - 'Yallingup Beach' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, October 09, 2016.

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