VH-VGB. Boeing 737-4Q8. c/n 25740-2461.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), U.S.A. - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - March 1993

First flown as TC-JED - April 06, 1993

Powered by CFMI CFM-56-3C1 engines

Accepted by I.L.F.C. at Seattle - April 21, 1993

Leased to T.H.Y. Turkish Airlines as the registered operator - April 21, 1993

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-JED - ?

The aircraft was named 'Bodrum'

Returned to I.L.F.C. on termination of the lease - February 05, 1999

Leased to Futura International Airways, Spain - February 05, 1999

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-HAN - ?

Returned to I.L.F.C. on termination of the lease - October 1999

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N257BR - October 1999

Registered to I.L.F.C., U.S.A.

Leased to Pharoah Airlines, Egypt - October 1999

Entered onto the Egyptian Aircraft Register as SU-PTA - ?

Returned to I.L.F.C. on termination of the lease - July 27, 2000

Cancelled from Egyptian Aircraft Register - July 28, 2008

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N257BR - July 28, 2000

Aircraft remained parked at Heraklion in the Pharoah livery as 'SU-PTA' - July 28, 2000

Ferried Heraklion - Stansted in the standard Pharoah livery as N257BR - August 04, 2000

Observed at Stansted in the standard Virgin Blue Australia livery as N257BR - August 08, 2000

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 29, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VGB - August 31, 2000

Registered to I.L.F.C., U.S.A.

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Departed Stansted on the ferry flight to Australia - August 31, 2000

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - September 03, 2000

Operated first revenue service - ?

Ferried Brisbane - Darwin - Singapore for maintenance - June 06, 2001

Ferried Singapore - Darwin - Brisbane on return from maintenance - June 21, 2001

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch for maintenance with Air New Zealand as DJ9060 - January 28, 2002

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on return from maintenance DJ9061 - February 12, 2002

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as DJ245 - September 06, 2002

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch for end-of-lease maintenance - September 06, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 08, 2002

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-CZG - October 08, 2002

Registered to I.L.F.C., Ireland

Leased to Air One as the registered operator

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Italy as ADH8962 - October 24, 2002

Operated first revenue service - ?

Returned to lessor on termination of the lease - 2008

Entered onto the Polish Aircraft Register as SP-LLK - June 2008

Leased to Central Wings as the registered operator - June 14, 2008

Central Wings ceased operations - March 26, 2009

Leased to LOT Charters as the registered operator - August 13, 2009

Operated for LOT Polish Airlines on occasions

Repainted in the new LOT Charter livery - December 2009

Observed at Warsaw in the standard Shaheen Air International livery as 'SP-LLK' - March 07, 2013

Cancelled from the Polish Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Pakistan Aircraft Register as AP-BJT - ?

Observed at Warsaw as 'AP-BJT' - March 23, 2013

Ferried Warsaw - Sharjah - Karachi - May 21, 2013

Current with Shaheen

 

EC-HAN. Futura - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-527.)

SU-PTA. Pharaoh Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-652.)

VH-VGB. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-111.)

VH-VGB. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-110.)

VH-VGB. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-160.)

SP-LLK. Central Wings - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-691.)

SP-LLK. LOT Charters - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-846.)

SP-LLK. LOT Charters - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-102.)

SP-LLK. LOT Charters - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-103.)