VH-VOW. Boeing 737-8Q8. c/n 32798-1470.

 

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 - February 26, 2004

First flown as VH-VOW - March 07, 2004

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOW - March 19, 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 (Boeing Field) - March 25, 2004

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - March 25, 2004

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - March 27, 2004

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

Aircraft was fitted with winglets during the pre-service maintenance

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) on delivery to Virgin Blue as DJ9071 - May 08, 2004

Aircraft was named 'Jillaroo Blue'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide as DJ537 - May 25, 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 (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as VA993 - August 15, 2013

Ferried Brisbane Darwin - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) for end-of-lease maintenance as VA9503 - August 18, 2013

Test flown at Kuala Lumpur in the T-Way Airlines (Korea) livery - September 18, 2013

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 30, 2013

Entered onto the South Korean Aircraft Register as HL-8294 - September 30, 2013

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

Leased to T-Way Airlines as the registered operator

Ferried Kuala Lumpur - Seoul (Kimpo) on delivery to T-Way - October 01, 2013

Current with T-Way Airlines

 

VH-VOW. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, May 02, 2004.

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VH-VOW. Virgin Blue - 'Jillaroo Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2005.

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VH-VOW. Virgin Blue - 'Jillaroo Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2005.

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VH-VOW. Virgin Blue - 'Jillaroo Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-VOW. Virgin Blue - 'Jillaroo Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-VOW. Virgin Blue - 'Jillaroo Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 24, 2013.

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