VH-VOJ. Boeing 737-81Q. c/n 30787-1234.


 

Ordered new by Tombo Aviation Incorporated

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - October 07, 2002

The intended lease to Miami Air as 'N735MA' was not taken up

First flown as VH-VOJ - October 16, 2002

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOJ - November 01, 2002

Reregistered to Tombo Aviation Incorporated

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle - November 22, 2002

Departed Seattle on ferry flight to New Zealand - November 24, 2002

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of ferry flight - November 25, 2002

Ferry route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Kahului - Pago Pago - Christchurch

It was fitted with winglets during the pre-service maintenance

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9083 on delivery to Virgin Blue - December 06, 2002

Aircraft named 'Lulu Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney as DJ232 - December 11, 2002

Painted in special 'Head to Queensland' markings and rolled at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 06, 2006

The aircraft was then renamed 'Miss Chief'

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Brisbane as DJ212 - November 03, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch on termination of lease - November 04, 2006

Repainted in full China Southern livery at Christchurch

Departed Christchurch on ferry flight to the United States - December 07, 2006

Arrived San Antonio for galley modifications - December 08, 2006

Ferry route: Christchurch - Nadi - Kona - San Antonio

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N787TA - December 11, 2006

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 12, 2006

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - February 07, 2007

Entered onto Chinese Aircraft Register as B-5157 - February 08, 2007

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest

Leased to China Southern Airlines as the registered operator

Departed San Antonio, Texas as CNS157 on ferry flight to China - February 08, 2007

Arrived Beijing at conclusion of ferry flight - February 10, 2007

Delivery route: San Antonio - Los Angeles - Honolulu - Majuro - Saipan - Guangzhou

Current with China Southern

 


 

VH-VOJ. Virgin Blue - in special 'Head to Queensland' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2006.

VH-VOJ. Virgin Blue - in special 'Head to Queensland' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 2006.
VH-VOJ. Virgin Blue - in special 'Head to Queensland' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.