VH-VBK. Boeing 737-7Q8. c/n 30648-1171.


 

Ordered new by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC)

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - June 16, 2002

First flown as VH-VBK - June 24, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B20 engines

Aircraft fitted with winglets

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBK - June 27, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Accepted by ILFC at Seattle - July 11, 2002

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

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

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Lady Victoria'

Operated first revenue service as DJ? - ?

Operated the inaugural Sydney - Coffs Harbour service as DJ789 - July 31, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Company - March 31, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

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

Operated final revenue service Townsville - Brisbane as DJ386 - May 30, 2012

Departed Brisbane as DJ9083 on return to lessor and for end-of-lease maintenance - June 02, 2012

Arrived Shanghai (Pudong) at conclusion of ferry flight - June 03, 2012

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Shanghai (Pudong)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 13, 2012

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N301LF - July 13, 2012

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

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - August 27, 2012

Entered onto the Argentean Aircraft Register as LV-CYN - August 27, 2012

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

Leased to Aerolineas Argentinas as registered operator

Departed Shanghai on delivery flight to Argentina as AR1058 - August 30, 2012

Arrived Buenos Aires at conclusion of delivery flight - September 03, 2012

Delivery route: Shanghai (Pudong) - Nagpur - Dubai - Barcelona - Las Palmas - Recife - Buenos Aires (Ezeira)

Operated first reveunue service - ?

Current with Aerolineas Argentinas

 


 

 

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

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