VH-VOF. Boeing 737-86Q. c/n 30274-845.

 

Ordered new by Boullioun Aviation Services

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - April 20, 2001

First flown as N1787B - May 01, 2001

Entered on the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-CYI - May 09, 2001

Registered to Boullioun Aircraft Services

Leased to City Bird Airlines as the registered operator

Accepted by City Bird at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 14, 2001

Aircraft was named 'Nightingale'

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Belgium - May 14, 2001

Arrived Brussels on completion of the delivery flight - May 16, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle Goose Bay - Brussels

Operated first revenue service Brussels - Gerona - Brussels - May 16, 2001

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

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

Returned to Boullioun Aircraft Services

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

Cancelled from Belgian Aircraft Register - October 08, 2001

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N91CD - 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-VOF - December 05, 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 (Boeing Field) - December 05, 2001

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9022 - December 05, 2001

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - December 07, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle - Kahului - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Baby Blue'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as DJ811 - December 09, 2001

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch for the fitting of winglets as DJ9060 - February 14, 2002

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on return to Virgin Blue - February 21, 2002

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as DJ333 - February 28, 2005

Returned to Boullioun Aircraft Holding Company on termination of the lease

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch for post lease maintenance as DJ9080 - February 28, 2005

Observed in the standard Sun Express (Turkey) livery as 'TC-SUU' at Christchurch - March 19, 2005

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - April 02, 2005

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-SUU - April 2005

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Turkey - April 02, 2005

Current with Sun Express

 

VH-VOF. Virgin Blue - 'Baby Blue' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 2002.

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VH-VOF. Virgin Blue - 'Baby Blue' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 2002.

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

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VH-VOF. Virgin Blue - 'Baby Blue' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 2003.

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VH-VOF. SunExpress - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 2005.

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