VH-FVX. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A. c/n 986.


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

Observed at Toulouse in an all-white livery as F-WWEG - December 18, 2011

First flown as F-WWEQ at Toulouse - December 20, 2011

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F turboprop engines

Accepted by Nordic Aviation Capital A/S at Toulouse - December 29, 2011

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-CJV - January 06, 2012

Registered to NAC Aviation 5 Ltd, Billund, Denmark

Ferried Toulouse - Lelystad in an all-white livery for painting into Virgin Australia livery - February 09, 2012

Sold to Avation Plc, Singapore - February 2012

Ferried Lelystad - Maastricht in Virgin Australia livery for storage - March 05, 2012

Departed Maastricht on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA-1217 - May 11, 2012

Delivery flight carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - May 15, 2012

Delivery route: Maastricht - Trabzon - Al Ain - Madras - Koepang - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Kirra Beach'

Cancelled from the Danish Aircraft Register - May 17, 2012

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVX - May 18, 2012

Registered to Billund Leasing III Pty Ltd, George Town, Grand Cayman

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

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Townsville as DJ361 - June 01, 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


OY-CJV. Virgin Australia - 'Kirra Beach' in the standard livery at Maastrich Airport, April 2012.

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VH-FVX. Virgin Australia - 'Kirra Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 19, 2012.

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