VH-VCJ. Airbus A319-132LR. c/n 1880.


Ordered new by C.I.T. Leasing as an A319-133X Airbus Business Jet

Powered by International Aero Engines IAE V2524-A5 engines

Rolled off the production line at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - February 2003

Observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) as D-AVYM - February 11, 2003

First flown at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) as F-WWBF (D-AVYM not taken) up in all-white livery - March 10, 2003

Observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in Private Air livery - April 25, 2003

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbuttel) for cabin fitout - May 09, 2003

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-APAD - ?

Registered to C.I.T. Leasing

Leased to Private Air as the registered operator

Accepted by C.I.T. Leasing at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - June 05, 2003

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Dusseldorf on delivery to Private Air - June 05, 2003

Private Air operated the aircraft in a 48 seat business class configuration for Lufthansa

Returned to C.I.T. on termination of the lease - July 25, 2009

Ferried Malta - Maastricht for post-lease maintenance - July 25, 2009

Ferried Maastricht - Shannon - August 04, 2009

Converted to Airbust A319-132LR with seating for 138 passengers - August 2009

Rolled out at Shannon in the standard Olympic Air livery as 'SX-OAO' with large tail logo - September 09, 2009

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - September 22, 2009

Entered onto the Greek Aircraft Register as SX-OAO - September 22, 2009

Registered to C.I.T. Leasing

Leased to Olympic Air as the registered operator

Ferried Shannon - Athens on delivery to Olympic Air - September 24, 2009

Ferried Athens - Bournemouth for repainting into Aegean Airlines livery - April 07, 2011

Reregistered as SX-DGH - April 2011

Sub-leased to Aegean Airlines as the registered operator

Ferried Shannon - Athens in the standard Aegean Airlines livery - April 15, 2011

Withdrawn from service by Aegean Airlines - November 05, 2012

Ferried Athens - Dublin (Shannon) for maintenance and repainting - November 13, 2012

Observed at Dublin (Shannon) in an all-white livery - November 27, 2012

Test flown at Dublin (Shannon) in an all-white livery - December 06, 2012

Cancelled from the Greek Aircraft Register - December 2012

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VCJ - December 17, 2012

Registered to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation, New York

Leased to Skytraders Pty Ltd, Melbourne as the registered operator

Departed Dublin (Shannon) on the ferry flight to Australia - December 18, 2012

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight - December 20, 2012

Ferry route: Dublin - Heraklion - Abu Dhabi - Colombo - Port Headland - Melbourne

Entered service with Skytraders Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin- January 6, 2012

Current with Skytraders


VH-VCJ. Skytraders - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, February 2013.

VH-VCJ. Skytraders - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 2013.
VH-VCJ. Skytraders - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 2013.
VH-VCJ. Skytraders - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 2013.
VH-VCJ. Skytraders - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, April 2016.