VH-VOE. Boeing 737-86Q. c/n 30272-824.


 

Ordered new by Boullioun Aviation Services

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - March 27, 2001

First flown as N1787B - April 06, 2001

Entered on the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-CYN - April 23, 2001

Registered to Boullioun Aircraft Services

Leased to City Bird Airlines as the registered operator

Accepted by City Bird at Seattle - April 26, 2001

Aircraft was named 'Nightingale'

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Belgium - April 26, 2001

Arrived Brussels on completion of the delivery flight - April 27, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle - Montreal (Mirabel) - Brussels

Operated first revenue service Brussels - Zakinthos - Corfu - Brussels - April 27, 2001

Operated last revenue service Brussels - Tenerife - Brussels - October 03, 2001

City Bird Airlines ceased operations due to financial difficulties - October 04, 2001

Aircraft was returned to Boullioun Aircraft Services

Ferried Brussels - Keflavik - Montreal (Mirabel) - Seattle (Boeing Field) for storage - October 06, 2001

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - October 08, 2001

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N90CD - October 09, 2001

Registered to Boullioun Aircraft Holding Company Inc, Bellevue, W.A.

Prepared for leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOE - December 07, 2001

Registered to Boullioun Aircraft Holding Company Inc, Bellevue, W.A.

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle - December 10, 2001

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9024 - December 10, 2001

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - December 12, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle - Kahului - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Peaka Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ806 - December 12, 2001

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as DJ265 - January 09, 2005

Returned to Boullioun Aircraft Holding Company on termination of the lease

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch for post lease maintenance as DJ9070 - January 09, 2005

Observed in the Sun Express (Turkey) livery as 'TC-SUO' at Christchurch - January 31, 2005

Aircraft had now been fitted with winglets

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - February 04, 2005

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-SUO - February 05, 2005

Departed Christchurch on ferry flight to Turkey as SXS933 - February 06, 2005

Current with Sun Express

 

VH-VOE. Virgin Blue - 'Peaka Blue' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2003.

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VH-VOE. Virgin Blue - 'Peaka Blue' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2003.

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VH-VOE. Virgin Blue - 'Peaka Blue' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 2003.

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VH-VOE. Virgin Blue - 'Peaka Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2004.

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VH-VOE. Sun Express - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, January 2005.

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