VH-VUO. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 36601-2525.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle with winglets - February 01, 2008

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) as N1786B - February 11, 2008

Painted in the standard Virgin Blue livery

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUO - February 18, 2008

Registered to VBNC9 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) - March 03, 2008

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - March 04, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - March 06, 2008

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

The aircraft was named 'Bluissma'

Operated first revenue service as DJ304 - March 15, 2008

Operated final service in the Virgin Blue livery Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ888 - October 12, 2008

Repainted by John Holland, Melbourne in the virgin 'Pacific Blue' livery - October 2008

The aircraft was renamed 'Kiwi Ana'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 24, 2008

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PBM - October 24, 2008

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

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

Operated last service in Virgin Blue livery Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch as VA100 - September 22, 2014

Repainted at Chrischurch in the Virgin Australia livery

Returned to service Christchurch - Brisbane as VA127 - October 06, 2014

Operated last service as 'ZK-PBM' Port Vila - Brisbane as VA170 - February 02, 2015

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - February 05, 2015

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUO - February 05, 2015

Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Brisbane

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

The aircraft was reconfigured to seat 168 passengers

The aircraft was renamed 'Eighty Mile Beach'

Returned to service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA334 - February 10, 2015

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-VUO. Virgin Blue - 'Bluissma' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2008.

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ZK-PBM. Pacific Blue - 'Kiwi Ana' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2011.

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ZK-PBM. Pacific Blue - 'Kiwi Ana' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 14, 2011.

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VH-VUO. Virgin Australia - 'Eighty Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 17, 2015.

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VH-VUO. Virgin Australia - 'Eighty Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 26, 2017.

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VH-VUO. Virgin Australia - 'Eighty Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 08, 2017.

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