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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