VH-VOU. Boeing 737-8Q8. c/n 30665-1436.


 

Ordered new by International Lease Finance Corporation (I.L.F.C.)

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - December 18, 2003

First flown as VH-VOU - January 11, 2004

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOU - January 30, 2004

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (I.L.F.C.)

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle - January 31, 2004

Departed Seattle as DJ9081 on ferry flight to New Zealand - January 31, 2004

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of ferry flight - February 01, 2004

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

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

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne as DJ9068 on delivery to Virgin Blue - March 03, 2004

Aircraft was named 'Blue Billie'

Placed in short term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport on arrival

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as DJ805 - April 21, 2004

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (I.L.F.C.), Los Angeles - April 27, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

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

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Brisbane as VA981 - April 26, 2013

Ferried Brisbane - Darwin - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) as VA9021 for end-of-lease maintenance - April 28, 2013

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 03, 2013

Entered onto the South Korean Aircraft Register as HL-8287 - June 03, 2013

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation, Los Angeles

Leased to Jeju Air, Korea as the registered operator

Ferried Kuala Lumpur (Subang) - Soeul (Kimpo) on delivery to Jeju Air - June 04, 2013

Current with Jeju Air