VH-VUE. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 34167-1676.

 

Ordered new by Virgin Blue Pty Ltd

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton with winglets - March 04, 2005

Was first Virgin Blue 737 built without the eyebrow windows above the cockpit

First flown as N1786B - March 15, 2005

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUE - March 30, 2005

Registered to VBNC4 Pty Ltd

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

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Boeing Field - March 31, 2005

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9080 - March 31, 2005

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - April 02, 2005

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Noumea - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Prue Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ234 - April 14, 2005

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

Aircraft was renamed 'Curl Curl Beach'

Registered to Keystone 2 Limited, Stansted, England - January 13, 2016

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

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-VUE. Virgin Blue - 'Prue Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 05, 2011.

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VH-VUE. Virgin Blue - 'Prue Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 19, 2012.

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VH-VUE. Virgin Blue - 'Prue Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.

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VH-VUE. Virgin Australia - 'Curl Curl Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 28, 2016.

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VH-VUE. Virgin Australia - 'Curl Curl Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 28, 2016.

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