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

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle 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 (Boeing Field) - May 21, 2004

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - May 21, 2004

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the 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 on delivery to Virgin Blue as DJ9085 - May 31, 2004

The aircraft was named 'Butterfly Blue'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) 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

The 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 - 'Butterfly Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-317.)

VH-VOT. Virgin Blue - 'Butterfly Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 24, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4620-772.)

VH-VOT. Virgin Blue - 'Butterfly Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-630.)