VH-VBH. Boeing 737-7Q8. c/n 30641-1080.


 

Ordered new by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC)

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - February 05, 2002

First flown as VH-VBH - February 15, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B20 engines

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBH - February 25, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Accepted by ILFC at Seattle - March 01, 2002

Departed Seattle as DJ9060 on delivery flight to Australia - March 01, 2002

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of delivery flight - March 03, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Spirit of Salty' after the late Ron Salter Snr (Head of Engineering)

Operated first revenue service as DJ? - March 2002

Operated inaugural Adelaide - Coolangatta service as DJ683 - July 01, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Company - March 31, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Fitted with winglets - October 2007

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

Operated final revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as DJ792 - January 15, 2012

Ferried Brisbane - Darwin - Shanghai (Pudong) as DJ9081 for end of lease maintenance - January 17, 2012

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 29, 2012

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N151LF - February 29, 2012

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

Observed at Shanghai (Pudong) in Aerolineas Argentinas livery as 'LV-CVX' - April 12, 2012

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - May 25, 2012

Entered onto the Argentinian Aircraft Register as LV-CVX - May 25, 2012

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC)

Leased to Aerolineas Argentinas as registered operator

Departed Shanghai (Pudong) on delivery flight to Argentina - May 28, 2012

Arrived Buenos Aires (Ezeira) at conclusion of delivery flight - June 04, 2012

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

Current with Aerolineas Argentinas

 


 

VH-VBH. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, July 2002.

VH-VBH. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, July 2002.

VH-VBH. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, August 2002.