VH-VUA. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 33997-1559.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Pty Ltd - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) fitted with winglets - August 04, 2004

First flown as VH-VUA in the standard Vigin Blue livery - August 11, 2004

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 27, 2004

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUA - August 28, 2004

Registered to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9083 - August 28, 2004

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 30, 2004

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Hilo - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Virginia Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ206 - September 09, 2004

Registered to VBNC4 Pty Lyd - August 15, 2005

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Aircraft was renamed 'Bondi Babe'

Carried flag of South Sydney 'Rabbitohs' NRL team with titles 'Proudly Flying The Flag' - July 2007

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) with 'Mile High Karaoke' titles on black background - October 03, 2009

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as DJ309 - October 03, 2009

'Black Eyed Peas' titles added at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - October 08, 2009

Operated special charter Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as DJ9001 - October 09, 2009

Aircraft chartered by band 'The Black Eyed Peas' and 140 invited guests and fitted out with karaoke equipment

Aircraft cruised at FL410 and established a new Guinnes Book of Records for the highest karaoke gig

'Mile High Karaoke' and 'Black Eyed Peas' titles removed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - November 2009

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

Aircraft was renamed 'Vesteys Beach'

Registered to Virgin Australia 2013-1 Issuer Co Pty Ltd, Queensland - October 30, 2013

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-VUA. Virgin Blue - 'Bondi Babe' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 22, 2005.

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VH-VUA. Virgin Blue - 'Bondi Babe' in the standard livery with additional 'Mile High Karaoke' titles at Adelaide Airport, October 05, 2009.

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VH-VUA. Virgin Blue - 'Bondi Babe' in the standard livery with additional 'Mile High Karaoke' titles at Adelaide Airport, October 05, 2009.

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VH-VUA. Virgin Blue - 'Bondi Babe' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 29, 2011.

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VH-VUA. Virgin Blue - 'Bondi Babe' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 07, 2013.

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VH-VUA. Virgin Australia - 'Vesteys Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 04, 2014.

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VH-VUA. Virgin Australia - 'Vesteys Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 17, 2015.

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VH-VUA. Virgin Australia - 'Vesteys Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 17, 2015.

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