VH-VBL. Boeing 737-7Q8. c/n 30633-1220.


 

Ordered new by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC)

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - September 08, 2002

First flown as VH-VBL - September 18, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B20 engines

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBL - September 24, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Accepted by ILFC at Seattle - October 15, 2002

Departed Seattle as DJ9081 on delivery flight to Australia - October 15, 2002

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of delivery flight - October 17, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Noumea - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Victoria Vixen'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney as DJ220 - October 27, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Company - March 31, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Winglets fitted - September 2007

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

Operated final revenue service Townsville - Brisbane as DJ382 - September 03, 2012

Departed Brisbane for China as DJ9883 for end-of-lease maintenance - September 06, 2012

Arrived Shanghai (Pudong) - September 7, 2012

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Shanghai (Pudong)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 17, 2012

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N381LF - October 17, 2012

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

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - November 13, 2012

Entered onto the Argentinian Aircraft Register as LV-CYO - November 13, 2012

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation

Leased to Aerolineas Argentinas as registered operator

Departed Shanghai on ferry flight to Argentina - November 20, 2012

Arrived Buenos Aires at conclusion of ferry flight - November 25, 2012

Ferry route: Shanghai - Nagpur - Dubai - Barcelona - Las Palmas - Recife - Buenos Aires (Jorge Newbery)

Entered service with Aerolineas Argentinas - ?

Current with Aerolineas Argentinas

 


 

 

VH-VBL. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, November 2002.