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

 

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 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

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

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

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

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

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

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