VH-VGD. Boeing 737-4YO. c/n 23980-1667.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Guinness Peat Aviation (Leasing) Group Ltd (G.P.A.), Ireland - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - January 1989

First flown as HL-7255 - January 28, 1989

Powered by CFMI CFM-56-3C1 engines

Accepted by G.P.A. Group Ltd at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 28, 1989

Entered onto the Korean Aircraft Register as HL-7255 - January 28, 1989

Registered to Guinness Peat Aviation (Leasing) Group Ltd (G.P.A.), Ireland

Leased to Asiana Airlines Incorporated, Korea as the registered operator

Returned to G.P.A. Group Ltd on termination of the lease - January 31, 1997

Sold to Babcock and Brown Aircraft Management - March 15, 1997

Leased to Virgin Express Airways, Belgium

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GMJD - March 15, 1997

Registered to Babcock and Brown Aircraft Managemen

Sub-leased to Air Provence Charter (France) as the registered operator

Returned to Virgin Express Airways, Belgium on termination of the sub-lease - ?

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-VJO - ?

Transferred to Virgin Express France - August 23, 1999

Returned to Virgin Express Airways, Belgium - October 15, 2000

Operated last Virgin Express service Brussels - Barcelona - Brussels - November 18, 2000

Departed Brussels on the ferry flight to Australia as OO-VJO - November 30, 2000

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - December 01, 2000

Ferry route: Brussels - Luxor - Sharjah - Chennai - Kuala Lumpur - Darwin - Brisbane

Leased to Virgin Blue Pty Ltd Australia - December 01, 2000

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - December 04, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VGD - December 11, 2000

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated the inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) service as DJ822 - June 15, 2001

Ferried Brisbane - Darwin - Singapore for maintenance - June 23, 2001

Ferried Singapore - Darwin - Brisbane after maintenance - July 10, 2001

Operated final revenue service - April 23, 2002

Withdrawn from service and prepared for return to lessor on termination of the lease

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Holland as DJ9060 - April 26, 2002

Arrived Amsterdam (Schiphol) on completion of the ferry flight - April 28, 2002

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) - Bangalore - Dubai - Paphos - Amsterdam

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 30, 2002

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-VJO - May 08, 2002

Registered to CIT Leasing Corporation

Leased to Virgin Express Airwways, Belgium as the registered operator

Ferried Amsterdam - Brussels on return to Virgin Express - May 10, 2002

Returned to service Brussels - Rome (Fiumcino) - Brussels in the standard Virgin Blue livery - May 13, 2002

Operated Brussels Airlines flight Brussels - London (Heathrow) - Brussels as TV5813 - June 05, 2002

Seen at Brussels in the basic Virgin Blue livery with Virgin Express titles - November 03, 2002

Ferried Brussels - Southend in the basic Virgin Express livery for repainting - April 2003

Ferried Southend - Brussels in all white livery without titles - April 30, 2003

Returned to Virgin Express service Brussels - Barcelona - Brussels - May 01, 2003

Operated last Virgin Express revenue service Brussels - Rome (Fiumcino) - Brussels - May 04, 2003

Returned to CIT Leasing Corporation at Brussels on termination of the lease - May 15, 2003

Leased to Sobelair, Belgium as the registered operator - May 15, 2003

Operated Brussels - Malaga - Brussels in basic white livery with blue Sobelair titles and logos - May 16, 2003

Operated last Sobelair revenue service Brussels - Almeria - Malaga - Brussels - January 17, 2004

Sobelair ceased operations - January 18, 2004

Ferried Brussels - Lasham on return to CIT Leasing Corporation as OO-VJO - January 27, 2004

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - January 29, 2004

Aircraft had flown 35,293 hours with 32,948 cycles

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N239CT - February 10, 2004

Registered owner CIT Leasing Corporation, New York

Aircraft stored Lasham, United Kingdom all white livery without registration marks

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 28, 2004

Leased to Islandflug (Iceland) and sub-leased to Aviajet in the standard Aviajet livery - April 29, 2004

Entered onto the Icelandic Aircraft Register as TF-ELZ - April 29, 2004

Registered owner CIT Leasing Corporation

Arrived Dublin in the standard Aviajet livery - April 30, 2004

Ferried Dublin - Southend as ICB174P on return to CIT Leasing - January 30, 2005

Seen at Southend with white fuselage and red Jet2 tail as TF-ELZ - February 02, 2005

Ferried Southend - Manchester as EXS5101P for sub-lease to Jet2.Com Ltd - February 09, 2005

Ferried Manchester - Shannon as ABD056P at end of Jet2.Com lease - October 17, 2005

Rolled out at Shannon as TF-ELZ in the standard AdamAir, Indonesia livery - November 18, 2005

Registration marks 'PK-KKS' although painted on the aircraft are taped over

Repainted registration as N239CT at Shannon - December 20, 2005

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N239CT - January 10, 2006

Registered owner CIT Leasing Corporation, New York

Ferried Shannon - Larnaca on delivery to Indonesia - January 14, 2006

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - January 18, 2006

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-KKS - January 18, 2006

Registered to CIT Leasing Corporation, New York

Leased to AdamAir, Indonesia as the registered operator

AdamAir ceased operations after its operating licence was revoked - March 18, 2008

The aircraft was repossessed by the lessor

Cancelled from the Indonesian Aircraft Register - March 2008 

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N239CT - April 01, 2008

Registered to CIT Leasing Corporation, New York

Ferried Majuro - Honolulu - Marana as N239CT on return to lessor - May 29, 2008

Ferried Marana - Goodyear as N239CT - October 02, 2008

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 03, 2008

Entered onto the Tajikistan Aircraft Register as EY-538 - October 03, 2008

Registered to CIT Leasing Corporation, New York

Leased to Eastock Avia as the registered operator

Departed Goodyear on the ferry flight to Bucharest as ETJ3002 - October 29, 2008

Arrived at Bucharest on completion of the ferry flight - October 31, 2008

Ferry route: Goodyear - ? - Keflavik - Copenhagen - Bucharest

Observed at Dubai operating for Skylink Arabia - November 10, 2008

Observed at Dubai with Pamir titles - July 29, 2009

Observed at Moscow (Domodedovo) with Eastock Avia titles - February 07, 2010

Observed at Istanbul (Ataturk) without titles - September 20, 2010

Observed at Istanbul operating services for Iraqi Airways - October 20, 2011

Observed stored at Istanbul - September 2012

Sub-leased to East Air as EY-538 - February 06, 2013

Ferried Istanbul - Kulob on delivery to East Air - February 06, 2013

Observed at Dusseldorf with East Air titles - August 16, 2013

Cancelled from the Tajikistan Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Ukraine Aircraft Register as UR-CNP - February 11, 2015

Registered to NAC Nordic Aviation (Aircraft Leasing), Billund, Denmark

Leased to Yan Air, Kiev, Ukraine as the registered operator

Ferried Vinnica - Kharkov on delivery to Yan Air - February 12, 2015

Observed at Kiev in basic East Air livery with Yan Air titles and tail logo - July 07, 2015

Current with Yan Air

 

OO-VJO. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-133.)

TF-ELZ. Aviajet - in the standard livery at Nice Airport, June 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-538.)

PK-KKS. AdamAir - in the standard livery at Jakarta Halim Airport, May 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-537.)

EY-538. East Air - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-069.)