VH-VBO. Boeing 737-76N. c/n 33418-1226.


 

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

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

First flown as VH-VBO - October 01, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B22 engines

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBO - November 01, 2002

Registered to General Electric Capital Aviation Services Ltd

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Accepted by GECAS at Seattle - November 08, 2002

Departed Seattle on ferry flight to New Zealand - November 08, 2002

Ferry route: Seattle - Lihue - Pago Pago - Christchurch

During pre-delivery maintenance at Christchurch winglets were fitted

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue - November 20, 2002

Aircraft was named 'Tropical Temptress'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ306 - November 22, 2002

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

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Departed Brisbane for the United States as DJ9075 for modifications by Live TV Corp - July 24, 2008

Ferry route: Brisbane - Nadi - Kona - Tucson - Orlando

Arrived Brisbane following completion of Live TV modifications - August 20, 2008

Ferry route: Orlando - Tucson - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Returned to service - ?

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

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as DJ353 - August 11, 2012

Departed Brisbane for China for end-of-lease maintenance as DJ9883 - August 13, 2012

Arrived Shanghai (Pudong) - August 14, 2012

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Shanghai

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 25, 2012

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N286CS - October 18, 2012

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City

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

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-REX - November 14, 2012

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee

Leased to Scandinavian Airline System as registered operator

Ferried Shanghai (Pudong) - Novosibirsk - Stockholm (Aranda) as SK9145 - November 21, 2012

Operated first SAS revenue service Stockholm (Arlanda) - Oslo as SK499 - November 27, 2012

Current with Scandinavian Airline System

 


 

 

VH-VBO. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, April 2003.