VH-VOD. Boeing 737-8BK. c/n 30624-1193.

 

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 - July 14, 2002

First flown as N60656 - July 26, 2002

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOD - July 31, 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) - August 14, 2002

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9081 - August 14, 2002

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 16, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Apia - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Blue Moon'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ306 - September 07, 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. Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 2007

Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as DJ973 - August 04, 2012

Ferried Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) for end-of-lease maintenance as DJ9882 - August 07, 2012

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Kuala Lumpur (Subang)

Returned to lessor on termination of the lease - September 2012

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 17, 2012

Entered onto the Korean Aircraft Register as HL-8261 - September 17, 2012

Registered to CIT Leasing

Leased to Jeju Air as registered operator

Ferried Kuala Lumpur - Soel on delivery to Jeju Air - September 17, 2012

Current with Jeju Air

 

VH-VOD. Virgin Blue - 'Blue Moon' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2002.

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VH-VOD. Virgin Blue - 'Blue Moon' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2003.

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VH-VOD. Virgin Blue - 'Blue Moon' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2003.

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VH-VOD. Virgin Blue - 'Blue Moon' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2003.

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VH-VOD. Virgin Blue - 'Blue Moon' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2003.

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