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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