VH-VUN. Boeing 737-8BK. c/n 29676-2342.

 

Aircraft was originally ordered new by Delta Airlines but was not taken up

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton with winglets - October 18, 2007

First flown as N1786B in primer and Pacific Blue rudder - November 02, 2007

Painted into the standard Pacific Blue livery

Delivered to Delta Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 2007

Sold to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation, New York - November 2007

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUN - November 05, 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 in the Pacific Blue livery at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 09, 2007

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - November 09, 2007

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - November 11, 2007

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Christchurch

Aircraft was named 'Madelaide'

Fitted with Live2Air entertainment system during pre-service maintenance

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue - November 18, 2007

Operated first revenue service - November 2007

Operated inaugural Brisbane - Denpasar service as DJ197 - November 27, 2007

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

Operated last service in Virgin Blue livery Brisbane - Townsville as VA379 - June 14, 2014

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

Aircraft was renamed 'Carrickalinga Beach'

Ferried Townsville - Brisbane as VA9938 - June 26, 2014

Returned to service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VA908 - June 27, 2014

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA336 - March 20, 2015

Aircraft stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch as VA9948 for post-lease maintenance - May 03, 2015

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

Aircraft stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch as VA9948 for post-lease maintenance - June 30, 2015

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9947 for storage - July 04, 2015

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) as VA9941 - September 15, 2015

Stored at Jakarta (soekarno Hatta) pending a new lease

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 09, 2015

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-CMQ - February 10, 2016

Registered to AWAS

Leased to Sriwijaya (Indonesia) as the registered operator

Aircraft was named 'Penyeru'

Operated first revenue service Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) - Pangkalpinang - February 11, 2016

Current with Sriwijaya

 

VH-VUN. Pacific Blue - 'Madelaide' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-476.)

VH-VUN. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Madelaide' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-512.)