VH-VBB. Boeing 737-7Q8. c/n 28240-832.


 

Ordered new by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC)

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

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - April 05, 2001

First flown as N1786B - April 13, 2001

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B20 engines

Accepted by ILFC at Seattle - May 03, 2001

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - May 03, 2001

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of delivery flight - May 06, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle - Kona - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Barossa Babe'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney as DJ202 - May 15, 2001

Registered to International Lease Finance Company - March 31, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Fitted with winglets - November 2007

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as DJ357 - March 26, 2011

Ferried Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) as DJ9081 in full Virgin Blue livery - March 27, 2011

Observed at Kuala Lumpur in Aerolineas Argentinas livery after test flight - May 01, 2011

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 09, 2011

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N721LF - May 09, 2011

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC)

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

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - May 24, 2011

Departed Kuala Lumpur as ARG1086 on ferry flight to Argentina - May 31, 2011

Arrived Buenos Aires (Eziea) at conclusion of ferry flight - June 04, 2011

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

Current with Aerolineas Argintina

 


 

VH-VBB. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2001.

VH-VBB. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2001.

VH-VBB. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, February 2002.
 

 

VH-VBB. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2007.