VH-VQV. Airbus A320-232. c/n 2338.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd for lease to Jetstar - ?

Powered by IAE V2527-A5 engines

First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWIO' - November 12, 2004

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out as AIB338A - November 12, 2004

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse after the fit-out was completed as AIB338B - November 23, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQV - November 26, 2004

Registered to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse for Jetstar - December 16, 2004

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7990 - December 17, 2004

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - December 20, 2004

Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Phuket - Darwin - Newcastle

Registered to RIL Aviation VQV Pty Ltd - December 24, 2004

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Newcastle - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - January 05, 2005

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta as JQ176 - January 05, 2005

Operated final revenue service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ769 - September 21, 2013

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin - Singapore (Seletar) as JQ7991 - September 22, 2013

Underwent maintenance and repainting at Singapore into Tianjin livery

Test flown at Singapore in the standard Tianjin livery as JQ7994 - November 07, 2013

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 18, 2013

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-FDN - December 18, 2013

Registered to Q Aircraft Leasing 2475 Limited and Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC)

Observed at Singapore (Seletar) as EI-FDN in the Tianjin livery - December 28, 2013

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - January 13, 2014

Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-9989 - January 13, 2014

Registered to Hong Kong Aviation Capital

Leased to Tianjin Airlines as the registered operator

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Bangkok (Don Muang) - January 13, 2014

Operated first revenue service Tianjin - Urumqi - Kashi as GCR6659 - January 15, 2014

Current with Tianjin Airlines

 

VH-VQV. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 05, 2006.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0320-260.)

VH-VQV. Jetstar - in the original livery at Perth Airport, June 13, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-633.)