VH-VBR. Boeing 737-7BX. c/n 30745-1027.


 

Ordered new by Midway Airlines Corporation

Was never delivered to Midway Airlines as they had ceased operations - September 12, 2001

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton in primer and with white tail - November 14, 2001

First flown as N1786B - November 27, 2001

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines

Stored at Boeing Field in primer and white tail as N370ML

Ferried Boeing Field - Victorville as N370ML for storage and observed as such - May 02, 2002

Ferried Victorville - Boeing Field - June 2002

Sold by Boeing to Bouillioun Aircraft Holding Company Inc - June 29, 2002

Accepted by Boullioun Aviation for lease to Virgin Blue - June 29, 2002

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N370ML - July 02, 2002

Registered to Boullioun Aircraft Holding Co. Inc, Bellevue, WA

Ferried Boeing Field - Everett in primer and white tail - July 03, 2002

Observed at Everett in full Virgin Blue livery with winglets - August 14, 2002

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - September 2002

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBR - September 09, 2002

Registered to Boullioun Aircraft Holding Co. Inc, Bellevue, WA

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Departed Seattle on ferry flight to New Zealand - September 10, 2002

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of ferry flight for pre-service maintenance - September 12, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Kahului - Nadi - Christchurch

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9093 on delivery to Virgin Blue - September 26, 2002

Aircraft named 'Mackay Maiden'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney as DJ204 - October 04, 2002

Registered to ACG Acquisition 30745 LLC, Newport Beach, California - August 03, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ894 - October 07, 2010

Prepared for return to lessor at end of lease

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry flight to the United States as DJ9081 - October 16, 2010

Arrived Everett at conclusion of ferry flight as DJ9083 - October 17, 2010

Ferry route: Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Nadi - Honolulu - Everett

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 18, 2010

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N553WN - October 19, 2010

Registered to ACG Acquisitions 30745 LLC c/- Aviation Capital Group, Newport Beach, California

Leased to Southwest Airlines as registered operator

Current with Southwest Airlines

 


 

 

VH-VBR. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

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