VH-VOG. Boeing 737-86N. c/n 28644-839.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - April 13, 2001

First flown as N1786B - April 25, 2001

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

Registered to General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

Leased to City Bird Airlines as the registered operator

Sold to Aviation Financial Services (AFS) - May 11, 2001

Accepted by City Bird at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 11, 2001

Aircraft was named 'Seagull'

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Belgium - May 11, 2001

Arrived Brussels on completion of the delivery flight - May 12, 2001

Delivery route: Seattle - Goose Bay - Brussels

Operated first revenue service Brussels - Gerona - Brussels - May 14, 2001

Operated last revenue service Brussels - Luxor - Hurghana - Brussels - October 04, 2001

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

Returned to Aviation Financial Services (AFS) and stored at Brussels

An intended lease to Futura Airlines (Spain) was not taken up

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd

Arrived Christchurch, New Zealand in the standard City Bird livery - November 26, 2001

Cancelled from Belgian Aircraft Register - November 27, 2001

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOG - December 05, 2001

Registered to Aviation Financial Services (AFS)

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue as DJ9022 - December 17, 2001

Aircraft was named 'Misty Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide as DJ752 - December 18, 2001

Registered to Alcyone Australia Pty Ltd c/- Gr Commercial Aviation Service, Shannon - August 02, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated final revenue service Coolangatta - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ746 - December 13, 2009

Observed in John Holland hangar undergoing end-of-lease maintenance and repaint - January 17, 2010

Observed at Tullamarine Airport in Orenair livery as 'VQ-BFZ' - February 13, 2010

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VH-VOG - February 23, 2010

Returned to Celestrial Aviation Trading 16 Ltd - March 16, 2010

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 16, 2010

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N116MN - March 16, 2010

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 18, 2010

Entered onto the Bermudian Aircraft Register as VQ-BFZ - March 18, 2010

Registered to GECAS Aircraft Leasing (USA)

Leased to Orenair - Orenburg Airlines (Russia) as the registered operator

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Russia as ORB9500 - March 24, 2010

Delivery route: Melboure - Darwin - Bangkok - ?

Current with Orenair

 

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

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VH-VOG. Virgin Blue - 'Misty Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2004.

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VH-VOG. Virgin Blue - 'Misty Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

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VH-VOG. Virgin Blue - 'Misty Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

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VH-VOG. Orenair - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 2010.

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