VH-VBA. Boeing 737-7Q8. c/n 28238-817.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC)

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - March 18, 2001

First flown as N1786B - March 28, 2001

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines

Also carried Boeing test registration of N1791B

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBA - April 04, 2001

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by ILFC at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 27, 2001

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - April 27, 2001

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - May 01, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle - Kona - Nadi - Wellington - Coolangatta - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Brizzie Lizzie'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ208 - May 06, 2001

Registered to International Lease Finance Company - March 31, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Fitted with winglets - September 2007

Suffered a nose gear axle fracture at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - July 25, 2009

To view the ATSB report on this accident please click 'HERE'

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ894 - March 19, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) in the Virgin Blue livery as DJ9083 - March 20, 2011

Observed at Kuala Lumpur in the standard Aerolineas Argentinas livery - April 26, 2011

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 03, 2011

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N711LF - May 03, 2011

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), Los Ageles

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 18, 2011

Entered onto the Argentinean Aircraft Register as LV-CPH - May 21, 2011

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), Los Angeles

Leased to Aerolineas Argentinas asthe registered operator

Departed Kuala Lumpur on the ferry flight to Argentina as ARG1084 - May 21, 2011

Arrived Buenos Aires (Eziea) on completion of the ferry flight - May 28, 2011

Delivery route: Kuala Lumpur - Doha - Barcelona - ? -Buenos Aires

Current with Aerolineas Argintina

 

VH-VBA. Virgin Blue - 'Brizzie Lizzie' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2004.

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VH-VBA. Virgin Blue - 'Brizzie Lizzie' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 04, 2010.

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VH-VBA. Virgin Blue - 'Brizzie Lizzie' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, date unknown.

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