VH-VBU. Boeing 737-76Q. c/n 30288-1322.


 

Ordered new by Boullioun Aviation Services Inc

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - April 23, 2003

First flown as VH-VBU - May 02, 2003

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Aircraft fitted with winglets

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd - May 2003

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBU - May 12, 2003

Registered to Boullioun Aviation Services Incorporated

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd registered operator

Accepted by Boullioun Aviation Services at Renton - May 15, 2003

Departed Renton on delivery flight to Christchurch, New Zealand - May 17, 2003

Arrived Christchuch at conclusion of delivery flight - May 17, 2003

Delivery route: Seattle - Kahului - Pago Pago - Christchurch

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9081 - May 25, 2003

Aircraft named 'Darwin Diva'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Mackay as DJ919 - May 28, 2003

Registered to ACG Acquisition 30288 LLC, Newport, California

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd registered operator

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

Operated final revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as VA786 - April 04, 2013

Withdrawn from service and prepared for return to lessor

Ferried Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) as VA9943 for end-of-lease maintenance - April 7, 2013

Departed Kuala Lumpur (Subang) on ferry flight to the United States - May 17, 2013

Arrived Victorville for return to lessor and storage - May 18, 2013

Ferry route: Kuala Lumpur - Guam - Honolulu - Victorville

Sold by Aviation Capital Acquisitions 30288 LLC to WFBN - May 19, 2013

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 21, 2013

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N488AC - May 21, 2013

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

The intended lease to Aerolineas Argentinas did not eventuate

Aircraft stored at Victorville - May 2013

 


 

 

VH-VBU. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, January 2004.