VH-VOX. Boeing 737-8BK. c/n 33017-1446.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by C.I.T. Leasing Corporation - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle without winglets - January 15, 2004

First flown as 'ZK-PBC' - January 26, 2004

Entered on the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PBC - February 19, 2004

Registered to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation

Leased to Pacific Blue (N.Z.) Airlines Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) in the standard Pacific Blue livery - February 26, 2004

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to New Zealand - February 26, 2004

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - February 28, 2004

Delivery route: Seattle - Kahului - Pago Pago - Christchurch

The aircraft was named 'Brindabella Blue'

Entered service with Pacific Blue - March 2004

The aircraft was retro-fitted with winglets - April 2004

Operated final Pacific Blue revenue service Brisbane - Christchurch as DJ8- February 13, 2005

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOX - February 15, 2005

Registered to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation, New York

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland as the registered operator

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue as DJ9081 - February 18, 2005

The aircraft was renamed 'Missy Mainlander'

Operated first Virgin Blue revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ266 - February 25, 2005

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

Current with Virgin Australia in Pacific Blue livery

 

ZK-PBC. Pacific Blue - 'Brindabella Blue' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2004.

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VH-VOX. Pacific Blue - 'Brindabella Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2006.

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VH-VOX. Pacific Blue - 'Brindabella Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2006.

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VH-VOX. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Missy Mainlander' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 08, 2012.

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VH-VOX. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Missy Mainlander' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 29, 2012.

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VH-VOX. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Missy Mainlander' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, May 20, 2012.

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VH-VOX. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Missy Mainlander' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 26, 2012.

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