VH-VBN. Boeing 737-76N. c/n 33005-1134.


 

Ordered new by General Electric Capital Aviation Services Ltd (GECAS)

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - April 22, 2002

First flown as N330SF - May 01, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B22 engines

Intended lease to GOL Transportes Aereos, Sao Paulo, Brazil was not taken up

Accepted by GECAS at Seattle - May 17, 2002

Sold to AFS Investments X LLC - May 17, 2002

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N330SF - May 22, 2002

Registered to AFS Investments X LLC

Observed parked on Goodrich ramp at Everett in protective primer coating - May 24, 2002

Departed Seattle on ferry flight to New Zealand - June 15, 2002

Arrived Christchurch in primer as N330SF at conclusion of ferry flight - June 17, 2002

During pre-delivery maintenance at Christchurch it was painted into full Virgin livery and winglets were fitted

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - June 25, 2002

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

Registered to AFS Investments X LLC

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue - July 05, 2002

Aircraft was named 'Southern Belle'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ308 - July 06, 2002

Registered to Ogygian Pty Ltd, Shannon, Ireland - August 02, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

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

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Brisbane as DJ997 - March 25, 2012

Ferried Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) as DJ9081 for end of lease maintenance - March 28, 2012

Observed at Kuala Lumpur in primer - May 08, 2012

Test flown at Kuala Lumpur in basic metal livery as VH-VBN - May 15, 2012

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 06, 2012

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N629SC - June 06, 2012

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee

Sold by Celestrial Aviation Trading 34 Ltd, Shannon to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee - June 12, 2012

Ferried Kuala Lumpur (Subang) - Shanghai (Pudong) - ?

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

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-REU - August 14, 2012

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee

Leased to Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), Stockholm as registered operator

Departed Shanghai (Pudong) on delivery flight to Sweeden as SK9145 - August 20, 2012

Arrived Stockholm at conclusion of delivery flight - August 21, 2012

Delivery route: Shanghai (Pudong) - Novosibirsk - Stockholm (Arlanda)

Operated first revenue service Stockholm (Arlanda) - Paris (Charles de Gaulle) as SK571 - August 31, 2012

Current with Scandinavian Airlines

 


 

VH-VBN. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Canberra Airport, August 2002.

VH-VBN. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2003.
VH-VBN. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2004.
 

VH-VBN. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

VH-VBN. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.