VH-BZG. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 37822-3385.

Was also registered as: VH-RQP.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BZG - June 18. 2010

Registered to VB LH 2010-11 No 2 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Blue as registered operator

Was intended to be registered as 'VH-VUW'

Registered as VH-BZG (Brett Zahra Godfrey) after Virgin Blue's retiring CEO and his wife

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton with winglets - July 12, 2010

First flown as N1786B in the standard Virgin Blue livery - July 19, 2010

Aircraft named 'Brett's Jet'

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle - July 29, 2010

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on delivery flight to Australia as DJ9080 - July 30, 2010

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 01, 2010

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ9060 - August 06, 2010

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ813 - August 07, 2010

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

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 26, 2020

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine - 08:21 local) on the ferry flight to Jakarta for maintenance - November 28, 2020

It arrived at Jakarta (11:12 local) on completion of the ferry flight - November 28, 2020

The aircraft was repainted into the REX Regional Express livery

It was reregistered as VH-RQP - March 04, 2021

Registered to Aircraft Leasing VII Ltd, London

Ferried Jakarta - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - March 25 - 26, 2021

Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator - April 13, 2021

Current with REX Regional Express

 

 

VH-BZG. Virgin Blue - 'Brett's Jet' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 18, 2010.

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VH-BZG. Virgin Blue - 'Brett's Jet' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 20, 2011.

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VH-BZG. Virgin Blue - 'Brett's Jet' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 20, 2011.

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VH-BZG. Virgin Blue - 'Brett's Jet' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 25, 2031.

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VH-BZG. Virgin Blue - 'Brett's Jet' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 25, 2013.

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VH-BZG. Virgin Blue - 'Brett's Jet' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 27, 2013.

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VH-BZG. Virgin Blue - 'Brett's Jet' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 20, 2013.

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VH-RQP. REX - in the standard livery with additional 'Our heart is in the country' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 04, 2021.

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VH-RQP. REX - in the standard livery with additional 'Our heart is in the country' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 04, 2021.

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