VH-VUH. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 34440-2013.

 

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 - July 09, 2006

First flown as VH-VUH in the standard Virgin Blue livery - July 19, 2006

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUH - July 26, 2006

Registered to VBNC5 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 31, 2006

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9081 - July 31, 2006

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 02, 2006

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

The aircraft was named 'Tickled Blue'

It was later renamed 'Lady Rebecca' at Brisbane after a charity auction - August 07, 2006

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ232 - August 11, 2006

Rolled out at Worland Aviation, Townsville in the Pacific Blue livery - October 21, 2007

Operated final Virgin Blue revenue service Coolangatta - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ998 - June 01, 2008

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 10, 2008

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PBI - June 11, 2008

Registered to VBNC5 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

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

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch as PBN9070 - June 15, 2008

Operated first Pacific Blue service Christchurch - Wellington as DJ3025 - June 15, 2008

Pacific Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ) - December 2011

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - February 24, 2015

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUH - February 24, 2015

Registered to GAL MSN One Ltd, London

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

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

ZK-PBI. Pacific Blue - 'Lady Rebecca' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 20, 2011.

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ZK-PBI. Pacific Blue - 'Lady Rebecca' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 20, 2011.

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ZK-PBI. Pacific Blue - 'Lady Rebecca' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, May 27, 2012.

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VH-VUH. Virgin Australia - 'Lady Rebecca' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 04, 2015.

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