VH-VBC. Boeing 737-7Q8. c/n 30638-858.


 

Ordered new by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC)

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - May 07, 2001

First flown as N1786B - May 16, 2001

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B20 engines

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBC - May 31, 2001

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Accepted by ILFC at Seattle - June 06, 2001

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - June 06, 2001

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of delivery flight - June 08, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle - Kahului - Nadi - Coolangatta - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Betty Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide as DJ752 - June 12, 2001

Aircraft had to divert to Sydney on this service due to an inflight medical emergency

Registered to International Lease Finance Company - March 31, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Fitted with winglets - January 2008

Virgin Blue renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011

Operated final revenue service Adelaide - Brisbane as DJ407 - April 22, 2012

Departed Brisbane as DJ9085 on return to lessor - April 23, 2012

Ferrt route: Brisbane - Darwin - Manila - Shanghai (Pudong)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 14, 2012

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N272LF - June 14, 2012

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

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - July 23, 2012

Entered onto the Argentinean Aircraft Register as LV-CXN - July 23, 2012

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

Leased to Aerolineas Argentinas as registered operator

Departed Shanghai (Pudong) on delivery flight to Argentina - July 27, 2012

Arrived Buenos Aires at conclusion of delivery flight - July 31, 2012

Delivery route: Shanghai - Nagpur - Dubai - Barcelona - Las Palmas - Recife - Buenos Aires

Operated first revenue service Buenos Aires - Rio Gallegos as AR1862 - September 4, 2012

Current with Aerolineas Argentinas

 


 

VH-VBC. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2002.

VH-VBC. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, May 2002.

VH-VBC. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, November 2004.

VH-VBC. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

VH-VBC. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, July 2011.