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The aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Singapore - ?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.
(L. Fox Copyright Image 4622-913.)
VH-IJQ. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 28, 2021.
(L. Fox Copyright Image 4622-918.)
VH-IJQ. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 29, 2021.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-922.)