VH-VQB. Airbus A320-232. c/n 3743.
This aircraft was ordered new International Lease Finance Company - ?
Powered by IAE V2527-A5 engines
First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWII' in the standard Jetstar livery - December 17, 2008
Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out as AIB43A - December 18, 2008
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQB - December 22, 2008
Registered to Wombat 3668 Leasing Pty Ltd, Brisbane
Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse after the fit-out was completed as AIB43B - January 09, 2009
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - January 20, 2009
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as JST992 - January 21, 2009
Arrived Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - January 24, 2009
Delivered route: Toulouse - Dubai - Singapore - Darwin - Newcastle
Ferried Newcastle - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as JQ7981 - January 31, 2009
Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta as JQ416 - January 31, 2009
Operated final revenue service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ981 - November 11, 2014
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin - Singapore (Seletar) as JQ7997 - November 11, 2014
Returned to lessor on termination of the lease
Observed at Singapore (Seletar) in the standard Viva Aeronus livery - December 29, 2014
Test flown Sigapore (Seletar) - Singapore (Changi) - Singapore (Seletar) as JQ7990 - December 30, 2014
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 20, 2015
Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-VAH - January 2015
Registered to AerCap Leasing
Leased to Aeroenlaces Nacionales S.A. de C.V. t/a Viva Aerobus as the registered operator
Departed Singapore (Seletar) on the ferry flight to Mexico as VIV6800 - February 06, 2015
Arrived Monterrey on colpletion of the ferry flight - February 09, 2015
Ferry route: Singapore - Guam - Hololulu - Monterrey
Current with Viva Aerobus
VH-VQB. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, August 31, 2013.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0320-586.)
VH-VQB. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 06, 2014.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-813.)