VH-IJQ. Boeing 737-8SA. c/n 44222-5089.

Was also registered as: 9V-MGF.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Silk Air - ?

Construct by Boeing at Seattle (Boeing Field) - 2014

First flown as 'N1786B' - September 13, 2014

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE466 - September 14, 2014

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Seattle (Everett) - Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 17, 2014

Accepted by Silk Air at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 2014

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-MGF - September 2014

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Singapore as SLK8880 - September 31, 2014

It arrived at Singapore on completion of the delivery flight - ?

Operated its first Silk Air revenue service - October 2014

Operated its final revenue service ?

The aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Singapore - ?

It was sold to Virgin Australia Airlines - ?

Departed Singapore (09:54 local) on its ferry flight to Australia as SQ8890 - October 09, 2021

It arrived at Brisbane (19:17 local) on completion of the ferry flight - October 09, 2021

Cancelled from the Singapore Aircraft Register - October 2021

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IJQ - October 15, 2021

Registered to CIT Aerospace LLC640, New York

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Brisbane (15:22) - Townsville (17:12) for repainting by Flying Colours - October 16, 2021

Ferried Townsville (06:21) - Brisbane (08:28) in the Virgin Australia livery - October 28, 2021

Operated its first revenue service - ?

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

 

VH-IJQ. Silk Air - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 16, 2021.

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VH-IJQ. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 28, 2021.

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VH-IJQ. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 29, 2021.

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