VH-VOQ. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 33798-1391.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle with winglets - September 16, 2003

First flown as 'N17823' - September 25, 2003

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOQ - October 01, 2003

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) in the standard Pacific Blue livery - October 16, 2003

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - October 21, 2003

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - October 23, 2003

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Kahului - Noumea - Brisbane

The aircraft was named 'Peta Pan'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ336 - October 31, 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

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the new livery - December 21, 2011

The aircraft was renamed 'Margaret River'

Returned to service - ?

Registered to Virgin Australia 2013-1 Issuer Co Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland - October 30, 2013

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines as the registered operator

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

 

VH-VOQ. Pacific Blue - 'Peter Pan' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

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VH-VOQ. Pacific Blue - 'Peter Pan' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2008.

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VH-VOQ. Pacific Blue - 'Peter Pan' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2008.

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VH-VOQ. Pacific Blue - 'Peter Pan' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2008.

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VH-VOQ. Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Peter Pan' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 13, 2011.

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VH-VOQ. Virgin Australia - 'Margaret River' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 04, 2012.

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VH-VOQ. Virgin Australia - 'Margaret River' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 23, 2012.

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VH-VOQ. Virgin Australia - 'Margaret River' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 17, 2015.

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