VH-VOB. Boeing 737-8BK. c/n 30622-1108.

 

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 - March 17, 2002

First flown as VH-VOB - March 26, 2002

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOB - March 28, 2002

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) - April 15, 2002

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - April 15, 2002

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - April 17, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Apia - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Matilda Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Townsville as DJ657 - April 20, 2002

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. at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 2007

Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia - May 04, 2011

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as DJ999 - February 01, 2012

Ferried Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur on return to lessor as DJ9081 - February 04, 2012

Ferried Kula Lumpur (Subang) - Singapore in the standard Jeju Air (Korea) livery - March 14, 2012

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 15, 2012

Entered onto the South Korean Aircraft Register as HL-8260 - March 15, 2012

Registered to CIT Leasing Corporation

Leased to Jeju Air as the registered operator

Ferried Singapore - Seoul (Kimpo) on delivery to Jeju Air - March 16, 2012

Current with Jeju Air

 

VH-VOB. Virgin Blue - 'Matilda Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-112.)

VH-VOB. Virgin Blue - 'Matilda Blue' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 4620-559.)