VH-XFA. Airbus A330-243. c/n 0365.


 

Originally ordered new by Sri Lankan Airways as 4R-ALH but not taken up

Order reallocated to Emirates Airlines

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2000

Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 772B-60 engines

Observed at Toulouse in primer with partial Emirates tail colors - September 11, 2000

Observed at Toulouse in full Emirates livery as F-WWKB / A6-EAB - October 04, 2000

First flown as F-WWKB - October 25, 2000

Entered onto Emirates Aircraft Register as A6-EAB - ?

Accepted by Emirates at Toulouse - November 30, 2000

Operated first Emirates revenue service - ?

Observed at Dubai with 'Dubai 2003' decals - September 01, 2003

Operated final Emirates revenue service - December 06, 2010

Returned to Credit Agricole on termination of lease

Observed at Dubai in all-white livery as A6-EAB - January 18, 2011

Observed at Dubai in all-white livery as VH-XFA - March 03, 2011

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFA - March 04, 2011

Registered to Echo Leasing One Ltd

Leased to Virgin Blue Australia Pty Ltd as registered operator

Departed Dubai as DJ9082 on delivery flight to Australia - March 04, 2011

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - March 05, 2011

Registered to VB A330 Leasing Pty Ltd, Cayman Island - March 25, 2011

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Operated first series of training flights Melbourne - Sydney - Adelaide - Melbourne - March 29, 2011

Ferried Sydney - Kuala Lumper (Subang) for repainting into new Virgin Australia livery - May 02, 2011

Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011

Aircraft was named 'Cottesloe Beach'

Ferried Kuala Lumpur - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 14, 2011

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Perth as DJ553 - May 27, 2011

Operated final revenue service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA694 - August 14, 2014

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Singapore (Changi) as VA9943 for end-of-lease maintenance - August 17, 2014

Observed at Singapore (Changi) in standard Azul Airlines livery - October 03, 2014

Test flown at Singapore (Changi) - October 03, 2014

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 29, 2014

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PR-AIY - November 2014

Registered to ?

Ferried Singapore (Changi) - Bordeaux - Belo Horizonte - November 07, 2014

Aircraft named 'Don't Worry Be Azul'

Observed operating Sao Paulo - Reclife as AZU6950 - December 09, 2014

Current with Azul Linhas Aereas Brazil

 


 

VH-XFA. Virgin Australia - in the all-white livery at Adelaide Airport, March 2011.

VH-XFA. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2012.
VH-XFA. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2013.