VH-VBV. Boeing 737-7BK. c/n 33015-1384.


 

Ordered new by CIT Aerospace Leasing Corporation

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - September 03, 2003

First flown as VH-VBV - September 12, 2003

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Aircraft not fitted with winglets

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd - September 2003

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBV - October 01, 2003

Registered to CIT Aerospace Leasing Corporation

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd registered operator

Accepted by CIT Aerospace at Renton - October 10, 2003

Departed Renton on ferry flight to Christchurch for pre-service maintenance - October 10, 2003

Arrived Christchuch at conclusion of ferry flight - October 12, 2003

Ferry route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Christchurch

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9071 on delivery to Virgin Blue - October 22, 2003

Aircraft named 'Moulin Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Mackay as DJ919 - October 31, 2003

Fitted with winglets - April 2004

Registered to CIT Aerospace (Australia) Pty Ltd - July 28, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd registered operator

Registered to ALC Aircraft Holdings 1, LLC c/- Air Lease Corp, Los Angeles - September 20, 2010

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

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

Operated final revenue service Mackay - Brisbane as VA620 - August 27, 2013

Withdrawn from service and prepared for return to lessor on termination of lease

Ferried Brisbane - Darwin - Subang as VA9501 for end-of-lease maintenance - August 31, 2013

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

Current status - ?

 


 

 

VH-VBV. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, June 2004.

VH-VBV. Virgin Blue - in the full livery at Hobart Airport, August 2004.