VH-VOM. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 33794-1373.

Was also registered as: VH-RYU.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) without winglets - August 07, 2003

First flown as 'VH-VOM' - August 18, 2003

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOM - September 04, 2003

Registered to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle - September 12, 2003

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the ferry flight to New Zealand as DJ9087 - September 12, 2003

It arrived at Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - September 14, 2003

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

The aircraft was fitted with winglets during the pre-service maintenance

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue - October 01, 2003

Aircraft was named 'Little Blue Peep'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ336 - October 03, 2003

Registered to VBNC2 Pty Ltd - August 15, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

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

The aircraft was renamed 'Fairhaven Beach'

It was withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 27, 2020

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine - 08:14 local) on the ferry flight to Jakarta - November 19, 2020

It arrived at Jakarta (11:13 local) on completion of the ferry flight for maintenance - November 19, 2020

During maintenance it was painted into the REX Regional Express livery

It was rergistered as VH-RYU - March 04, 2021

Registered to Aircraft Leasing VII, London

Ferried Jakarta (10:12 local) - Brisbane (20:20 local) for lease to REX Regional Express - April 20, 2021

Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator - May 06, 2021

Current with REX Regional Express

 

 

VH-VOM. Vigin Blue - 'Little Blue Peep' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2005.

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VH-VOM. Vigin Blue - 'Little Blue Peep' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 25, 2005.

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VH-VOM. Vigin Blue - 'Little Blue Peep' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2007.

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VH-VOM. Vigin Blue - 'Little Blue Peep' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 08, 2012.

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VH-VOM. Vigin Blue - 'Little Blue Peep' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 08, 2014.

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VH-VOM. Vigin Australia - 'Fairhaven Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 07, 2015.

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VH-VOM. Vigin Australia - 'Fairhaven Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 08, 2020.

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VH-RYU. REX - in the standard livery with additional 'Our heart is in the country' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 16, 2021.

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VH-RYU. REX - in the standard livery with additional 'Our heart is in the country' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 16, 2021.

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