VH-VBI. Boeing 737-7Q8. c/n 30644-1107.


 

Ordered new by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC)

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - March 14, 2002

First flown as VH-VBI - March 25, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B20 engines

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBI - March 28, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Accepted by ILFC at Seattle - April 11, 2002

Departed Seattle as DJ9063 on delivery flight to Australia - April 11, 2002

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of delivery flight - April 13, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Smurfette'

Operated first revenue service as DJ? - ?

Operated the inaugural Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart service as DJ182 - August 29, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Company - March 31, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Fitted with winglets - September 2007

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

Operated final revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as DJ792 - February 27, 2012

Ferried Brisbane - Darwin - Shanghai (Pudong) on return to lessor - February 29, 2012

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 12, 2012

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N161LF - April 12, 2012

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

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

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - July 02, 2012

Entered onto the Argentinean Aircraft Register as LV-CWL - July 03, 2012

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation, Los Angeles

Leased to Aerolineas Argintinas as registered operator

Departed Shanghai on delivery flight to Buenos Aires - July 07, 2012

Arrived Buenos Aires (Ezeira) at conclusion of delivery flight - July 10, 2012

Ferry route: Shanghai (Pudong) - Dhaka - Dubai - Barcelona - Las Palmas - Recife - Buenos Aires

Current with Aerolineas Argentinas

 


 

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

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