VH-INU. Boeing 737-3YO. c/n 23684-1353.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by GECAS Group - ?

Rolled out at Boeing Seattle plant - February 06, 1987

First flown - February 24, 1987

Powered by CFM56-3B1 engines

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-BTF - March 11, 1987

Registered to GECAS

Leased to Corse Air as the registered operator

Arrived Paris (Orly) on completion of the delivery flight - March 11, 1987

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GLTF - April 23, 1992

Registered Bellflower Ltd, Paris

Leased to Corse Air as the registered operator

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - October 08, 1992

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-255 - October 08, 1992

Leased to Air Europa as the registered operator

Reregistered as EC-FQB - December 1992

Returned to GECAS on termination of lease and stored at Manchester - November 01, 1994

Cancelled from the Spanish Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N323AW - December 01, 1995

Registered to GECAS

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Departed Manchester on the ferry flight to the United States via Keflavik - January 26, 1996

Arrived at Phoenix in an all-white livery on completion of the ferry flight - February 12, 1996

Operated first America West revenue service - February 16, 1996

Registered to General Electric Capital Corporation - October 1996

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Registered to First Security Bank of Utah - March 26, 1999

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest - April 21, 2001

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Damaged during a hailstorm whilst parked at Omaha, Nebraska - May 13, 2001

Repaired and returned to service - July 2001

Operated final America West revenue service El Paso - Phoenix as HP644 - November 29, 2005

Returned to lessor and ferried Phoenix - Macon (Georgia) for storage - December 03, 2005

Aircraft had flown 54,708 hours with 32,805 cycles

Observed stored at Goodyear in the basic America West livery - February 18, 2006

Sold to Pacific Aircraft Leasing Holding Corporation

Leased to the Government of Nauru - June 22, 2006

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 23, 2006

Observed at Goodyear in the basic America West livery as 'VH-INU' - June 24, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INU - June 26, 2006

Registered to Government of the Republic of Nauru, Yaren, Republic of Nauru

Leased the the Nauru Air Corporation was the registered operator

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ncompletion of the ferry flight in basic America West livery - June 30, 2006

Ferry route: Goodyear (Arizona) - Long Beach - Hilo - Nauru - Melbourne

Repainted in the standard Our Airline livery at Melbourne (Tullamarine) by AAES

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the Our Airline livery - September 17, 2006

Aircraft named 'Naoero'

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as ON01 - September 29, 2006

Air Nauru was renamed Our Airline - October 14, 2006

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Nauru - Tarawa - Majuro as ON362 - October 14, 2006

Observed at Brisbane with Air Kiribati titles and logo on the forward fuselage - March 22, 2011

Operated regular charters for the Australian Government and the Australian Defence Force

Wet-leased to Skywest Airlines - March 03, 2012

Operated first Skywest revenue service Perth - Curtin - Perth as XR023/XR024 - March 13, 2012

Currently deployed by Skywest Airlines in the standard Our Airline livery on charter flights four days a week

Skywest Airlines was renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - May 13, 2013

Withdrawn from use by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and returned to Our Airline - August 01, 2014

The aircraft was ferried Perth - Alice Springs for long-term storage - August 01, 2014

The aircraft was permanently withdrawn from use at Alice Springs - August 10, 2014

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 10, 2014

The aircraft has been gradually parted out and it is in a derelict condition al Alice Springs - June 2017

 

EI-BTF. Corse-Air International - 'Flumerbo' in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, March 1987.

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EI-BTF. Corse-Air International - 'Flumerbo' in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, April 1992.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2006.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2007.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2007.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2007.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2007.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2007.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2009.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery with additional 'Air Kiribati' titles at Brisbane Airport, June 18, 2011.

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VH-INU. Our Airline - 'Naoero' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 30, 2013.

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