VH-VOZ. Boeing 737-4Q8. c/n 26302-2620.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), U.S.A. - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - May 1994

First flown as TC-JEM - May 26, 1994

Powered by CFMI CFM-56-3C1 engines

Accepted by I.L.F.C. at Renton - June 09, 1994

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-JEM - June 1994

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), U.S.A.

Leased to T.H.Y. -Turkish Airlines as the the registered operator

Aircraft named 'Malatya'

Withdrawn from service - May 05, 2000

Returned to I.L.F.C. on termination of the lease - June 03, 2000

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOZ - June 09, 2000

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

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - June 16, 2000

Operated first revenue service - ?

Operated the inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Adelaide service as DJ408 - March 01, 2001

Operated the inaugural Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) service as DJ156 - May 17, 2001

Operated final revenue service ? - Brisbane as ? - March 16, 2002

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch for end-of-lease maintenance and repaint - March 16, 2002

Returned to I.L.F.C in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 17, 2002

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-CXM - May 17, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), Ireland

Leased to Air One, Italy as the registered operator - May 22, 2002

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Italy as ADH8961 - May 22, 2002

Entered service with Air One - May 2002

Returned to ILFC on termination of the lease - April 24, 2008

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-RJA - November 18, 2008

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), U.S.A.

Leased to Tor Air Sweden as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Iraqi Airways - August 16, 2009

Returned to Tor Air on termination of the sub-lease - May 26, 2010

Ferried to Shannon for maintenance and storage - November 01, 2011

Tor Air ceased operations - December 12, 2011

Observed at Shannon in the basic Blue Air livery as 'YR-BAM' - February 09, 2012

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - February 20, 2012

Entered onto the Romanian Aircraft Register as YR-BAM - February 20, 2012

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation

Leased to S.C. Blue Air Transport Aerians R.L. as the registered operator

Ferried Shannon - Bucharest in all-white livery with Blue Air titles and tail logo - February 20, 2012

Withdrawn from service by Blue Air and returned to lessor on termination of the lease - April 2013

Ferried to Shannon for storage - April 02, 2013

Cancelled from the Romanian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-FBR - May 01, 2013

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation Ireland Ltd

Sold to KV MSN 26302 Aircraft Ltd, Dublin, Ireland - July 04, 2013

Prepared at Shannon for lease to Air Onix

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - August 2013

Entered onto the Ukrainian Aircraft Register as UR-KRE - August 30, 2013

Registered to KV MSN 26302 Aircraft Ltd, Dublin, Ireland

Leased to Air Onix, Simferopol, Ukraine as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Simferopol - Warsaw as ONX4084 - August 30, 2013

Operated last revenue service Simferopol - Kiev as ONX101 - December 11, 2013

Aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored at Kiev - December 11, 2013

Air Onix ceased operations due to financial problems - December 15, 2013

Ferried Kiev - Shannon (Ireland) on return to the lessor - January 31, 2014

Cancelled from the Ukrainian Aircraft Register - February 02, 2014

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-FBR - February 06, 2014

Registered to KVMSN 26302 Aircraft Ltd, Dublin, Ireland

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - May 29, 2014

Entered onto the Slovak Republic Aircraft Register as OM-EEX - May 29, 2014

Registered to KV MSN 26302 Aircraft Ltd, Dublin, Ireland

Leased to Air Explore as the registered operator

Ferried Shannon (Ireland) - Bratislava in an all-white livery - May 29, 2014

Air Explore operated services on behalf of Ryanair

Ferried Bratislava - Milan (Malpensa) for sub-lease to Meridiana Fly for two months - June 05, 2014

Ferried Bologna - Bratislava on return to Air Explore on termination of the sub-lease - July 26, 2014

Sub-leased to Royal Air Maroc - July 26, 2014

Ferried Tangiers - Bratislava - Budapest on return to Air Explore on termination of the sub-lease - September 08, 2014

Wet leased to Ryanair for summer season and based at Bratislava - March 29, 2015

Returned to Air Explore on termination of the sub-lease - September 2015

Current with Air Explore

 

VH-VOZ. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-118.)

VH-VOZ. Virgin Blue - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-119.)

VH-VOZ. Air One - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, May 2002.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4620-188.)

OM-EEX. Air Explore - in the standard livery at Paris Airport, December 2005.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4621-655.)

SE-RJA. Tor Air - in the standard livery at Frankfurt Airport, March 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-866.)