VH-VBS. Boeing 737-7BX. c/n 30746-1085.


 

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 - February 12, 2002

First flown as N1786B - February 21, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines

Stored at Boeing Field in primer and white tail as N371ML

Ferried Boeing Field - Victorville as N371ML 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 N371ML - July 02, 2002

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

Ferried Boeing Field - Everett in primer - 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-VBS - September 16, 2002

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

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Departed Seattle on ferry flight to New Zealand - September 17, 2002

Arrived Christchurch from Kahului for pre-service maintenance - September 19, 2002

Ferry route: Seattle - Kahului - Nadi - Christchurh

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9095 on delivery to Virgin Blue - October 03, 2002

Aircraft named 'Blue Baroness'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide as DJ752 - October 04, 2002

Registered to ACG Acquisition 30746 LLC, Newport Beach, California - August 03, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Operated final revenue service Launceston - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ1383 - November 04, 2010

Withdrawn from service and prepared for return to lessor

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry flight to the United States - November 13, 2010

Arrived Everett at conclusion of ferry flight - November 14, 2010

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Honolulu - Everett (Paine Field)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 15, 2010

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N554WN - November 15, 2010

Registered to Aircraft Holding 1 LLC, Los Angeles

Leased to Southwest Airlines as registered operator

Current with Southwest Airlines

 


 

 

VH-VBS. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2008.