VH-VUM. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 29675-2414.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Delta Airlines but it was not taken up

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle with winglets - September 28, 2007

First flown as 'N1786B' in primer and Pacific Blue rudder - October 08, 2007

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Painted in the standard Pacific Blue livery

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUM - October 17, 2007

Registered to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation, New York

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

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 24, 2007

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - October 24, 2007

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - October 26, 2007

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Brindabella Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ306 - November 01, 2007

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

Involved in a jet blast incident at Brisbane Airport - October 14, 2011

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

Operated last service in Virgin Blue livery Brisbane - Townsville as VA 381 - April 22, 2014

Repainted by Flying Colours into the standard Virgin Australia livery at Townsville

Aircraft was renamed 'Holloways Beach'

Ferried Townsville - Brisbane as VA9938 - May 04, 2014

Returned to service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA334 - May 05, 2014

Operated final revenue service Darwin - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA1462 - March 17, 2015

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch as VA9948 for post-lease maintenance - April 28 - 29, 2015

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9947 for storage - May 08, 2015

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Jakarta (Soekana-Hatta) as VA9941 - August 02, 2015

Observed at Jakarta (Soekana-Hatta) in T'Way livery

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 25, 2015

Entered onto the South Korean Aircraft Register as HL-8047 - September 2015

Registered to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation, New York

Leased to T'Way Airlines, South Korea as the registered operator

Ferried Jakarta (Soekana-Hatta) - Seoul (Gimpo) - September 29, 2015

Operated first revenue service Seoul (Gimpo) - Teju - September 30, 2015

Current with T'Way Airlines

 

VH-VUM. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Brindabella Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 05, 2011.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4621-568.)

VH-VUM. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Brindabella Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 07, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4620-692.)

HL-8047. T'way - in the standard livery at Tokyo Narita Airport, October 2015.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-106.)