VH-VOA. Boeing 737-8BK. c/n 30620-991.

 

Ordered new by CIT Leasing Corporation, New York

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - October 08, 2001

First flown as N1786B - October 20, 2001

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOA - October 30, 2001

Registered to CIT Leasing Corporation, New York

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 06, 2001

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - November 06, 2001

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - November 08, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Apia - Christchurch

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue - November 11, 2001

Aircraft was named 'Blue Belle'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ306 - November 14, 2001

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

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Fitted with winglets by A.A.E.S., Melbourne - April 2007

Operated final revenue service Cairns - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ1926 - January 22, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Kuala Lumpur for end of lease maintenance as DJ9027 - January 24, 2011

Ferried Kuala Lumper (Subang) - Singapore in the standard Sun Country livery - March 05, 2011

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 07, 2011

Sold by CIT Aerospace (Australia) Pty Ltd to CIT Leasing Corporation, New York - March 07, 2011

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N814SY - March 07, 2011

Registered to CIT Leasing Corporation, New York

Leased to Sun Country Airlines as the registered operator

Ferried Singapore - Osaka (Kansai) - Anchorage - Minneapolis/St Paul - March 10 - 11, 2011

Operated first Sun Country revenue service - April 01, 2011

Current with Sun Country Airlines

 

VH-VOA. Virgin Blue - 'Blue Belle' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2002.

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VH-VOA. Virgin Blue - 'Blue Belle' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2002.

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VH-VOA. Virgin Blue - 'Blue Belle' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2002.

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