VH-VBW. Boeing 737-705. c/n 29091-230.


 

Ordered new by Babcock and Brown Aircraft Management

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton - February 23, 1999

First flown as N1786B - March 08, 1999

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines

Aircraft not fitted with winglets

Reregistered as N5573L - March 1999

Leased to Braathens A.S.A.

Entered onto Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-TUE - March 10, 1999

Registered to Braathens A.S.A.

Departed Boeing Field as BRA9380 on ferry flight to Norway - March 23, 1999

Arrived at Oslo, Norway at conclusion of ferry flight - March 24, 1999

Aircraft named 'Gunnhilo Gormsoatter'

Withdrawn from use and stored at Stavanger in basic Braathens livery - January 2002

Observed stored at Stavanger in basic Braathens livery without titles - July 25, 2002

Returned to Babcock and Brown Aircraft Management - June 2003

Cancelled from Norwegian Aircraft Register - July 14, 2003

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBW - July 15, 2003

Registered to Babcock and Brown Aircraft Management

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Departed Stavenger in all-white livery on ferry flight to New Zealand via Canada - Mexico - July 19, 2003

Arrived Christchuch via Papeete for painting into Virgin Blue livery - July 2003

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9081 on delivery to Virgin Blue - August 25, 2003

Aircraft named 'Blue Tongue Lizzie'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ308 - September 12, 2003

Operated final revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as DJ876 - October 11, 2004

Returned to Babcock and Brown Aircraft Management on termination of lease - October 11, 2004

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch as DJ9072 for end-of-lease maintenance - October 11, 2004

Rolled out at Christchurch in Chang An Airlines livery as VH-VBW - November 03, 2004

Test flown at Christchurch as VH-VBW - November 09, 2004

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - November 19, 2004

Entered onto Chinese Aircraft Register as B-5091 - November 19, 2004

Leased to Hainan Airlines for sub-leased to Chang An Airlines - November 19, 2004

Ferried Christchurch - Cairns as BU5091 en route to Guanzhou-Xian - November 21, 2004

Sub-leased to Chang An Airlines Co. Ltd - November 30, 2004

Sub-leased to Lucky Air Co. Ltd - October 28, 2006

Lucky Air became a Hainan Airlines subsidiary - November 09, 2007

Aircraft is not fitted with winglets

Observed at Kunming Wajiab (China) in special Dali livery - January 01, 2011

Ferried Moscow - Kemble as LKE5091 on return to lessor - November 15, 2012

Observed at Kemble with engine and other airframe parts missing - March 05, 2013

Scrapped at Kemble - 2013