VH-VOT. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 33801-1504.


 

Ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - April 27, 2004

First flown as VH-VOT - May 4, 2004

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOT - May 18, 2004

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle - May 21, 2004

Departed Seattle on ferry flight to New Zealand - May 21, 2004

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of ferry flight - May 23, 2004

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

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

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9085 on delivery to Virgin Blue - May 31, 2004

Aircraft was named 'Butterfly Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney as DJ266 - June 11, 2004

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

Flight crew were involved in a loss of separation incident - July 29, 2011

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 


 

 

VH-VOT. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2004.

VH-VOT. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2013.