VH-VUF. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 34168-1697.

Was also registered as: VH-RQG.

 

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 with winglets - April 06, 2005

First flown as VH-VUF in the standard Virgin Blue livery - April 15, 2005

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUF - April 28, 2005

Registered to VBNC4 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 29, 2005

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - April 29, 2005

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight as DJ9084 - May 01, 2005

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Lihue (DJ9082) - Noumea (DJ9083) - Brisbane (DJ9084)

The aircraft was named 'Hobart Honey'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ204 - May 13, 2005

Fitted with Live2Air entertainment system - November 2006

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Townsville for repainting by Worland Aviation as DJ1823 - September 03, 2009

Ferried Townsville - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the Pacific Blue livery as DJ1814 - September 10, 2009

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as DJ1322 - September 10, 2009

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

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch for maintenance and repainting - November 17, 2011

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - December 06, 2011

Returned to service - ?

Registered to Bali Australia Leasing Pty Limited, Sydney - April 12, 2011

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

Withdrawn from Virgin Australia service and stored at Toowoomba (Wellcamp) - March 28, 2020

Registered to Bali Australia Leasing Pty Ltd, Sydney - October 14, 2020

Ferried Toowoomba (Wellcamp) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in an all-white livery - November 05, 2020

The aircraft was handed over to Rex Regional Airlines at Sydney

It was observed at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in an all-white livery without titles - November 05, 2020

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith - 11:53 local) - Wagga Wagga (13:48 local) as RXA1961 - November 05, 2020

Leased to REX Regional Airlines as the registered operator - November 23, 2020

Reregistered as VH-RQG - January 21, 2021

Registered to Bali Australia Leasing Pty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Regional Express Airlines, Sydney as the registered operator

Entered service with Rex Regional Express - ?

Current with Rex

 

 

VH-VUF. Virgin Blue - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 11, 2005.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Blue - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Blue - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Blue - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.

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VH-VUF. Pacific Blue - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-VUF. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 17, 2011.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 2011.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery with additional 'Red Nose Day' nosecone at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 31, 2012.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 19, 2012.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 20, 2013.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 24, 2013.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 07, 2013.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 24, 2017.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 30, 2019.

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VH-VUF. Virgin Australia - 'Hobart Honey' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 30, 2019.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the 'all-white' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 05, 2020.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the 'all-white' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 05, 2020.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the 'all-white' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 13, 2020.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the 'all-white' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 13, 2020.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the 'all-white' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 13, 2020.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the 'all-white' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 13, 2020.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 31, 2021.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 31, 2021.

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VH-VUF. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 31, 2021.

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