VH-FVU. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A. c/n 978.

 

Aircraft built for Nordic Aviation Capital A/S, Billund, Denmark

Observed at Toulouse in all-white livery as F-WWEW - December 2011

First flown as F-WWEW in an all-white livery at Toulouse - December 06, 2011

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F turboprop engines

Accepted by Nordic Aviation Capital A/S at Toulouse - December 22, 2011

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-CJU - December 23, 2011

Registered to NAC Aviation 5 Ltd, Billund, Denmark

Ferried Toulouse - Lelystad in all-white livery for painting into Virgin Australia livery - January 27, 2012

Sold to Avation Plc, Singapore - February 2012

Cancelled from the Danish Aircraft Register - February 14, 2012

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVU - February 17, 2012

Registered to Billund Leasing III Limited, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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

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

Departed Lelystad on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA-1216 - February 19, 2012

Delivery flight carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - February 23, 2012

Delivery route: Lelystad - Trabzon - Al Ain - Chennai - Penang - Koepang - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Double Island Point'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Port Macquarie as DJ1768 - April 28, 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 3, 2013

Current with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

 

VH-FVU. Virgin Australia - 'Double Island Point' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 08, 2012.

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VH-FVU. Virgin Australia - 'Double Island Point' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 08, 2012.

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VH-FVU. Virgin Australia - 'Double Island Point' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 29, 2012.

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VH-FVU. Virgin Australia - 'Double Island Point' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 19, 2012.

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