VH-VUJ. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 34443-2056.

 

Ordered new by Virgin Blue Pty Ltd

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton with winglets - August 31, 2006

First flown as VH-VUJ - September 11, 2006

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUJ - September 21, 2006

Registered to VBNC5 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) - September 27, 2006

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9081 - September 27, 2006

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - September 29, 2006

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Suzzie Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ206 - October 05, 2006

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

Involved in a loss of separation assurance near Tamworth - January 08, 2012

To view the ATSB report on this incident click 'HERE'

Registered to GAL Msn TWO Limited, London - June 27, 2014

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines as the registered operator

Aircraft renamed 'Rosebud Beach'

Current Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-VUJ. Virgin Blue - 'Suzzie Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 13, 2013.

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VH-VUJ. Virgin Blue - 'Suzzie Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 26, 2013.

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VH-VUJ. Virgin Blue - 'Suzzie Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 29, 2013.

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VH-VUJ. Virgin Australia - 'Rosebud Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 20, 2015.

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