VH-VUT. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 36608-3132.

 

Ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUT - November 04, 2009

Registered to Virgin Blue Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton with winglets - December 02, 2009

First flown as N5573L in the standard Virgin Blue livery - December 08, 2009

Aircraft named 'Yabba Dabba Blue'

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 20, 2009

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9080 - December 21, 2009

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - December 23, 2009

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Registered to Pacific Triangle Leasing Limited, Cayman Islands - December 22, 2009

Leased to Virgin Blue Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ942 - January 08, 2010

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

Aircraft was renamed 'Alma Bay'

Registered to JRQ 5 Limited, Dublin, Ireland - August 20, 2014

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland as the registered operator

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-VUT. Virgin Blue - 'Yabba Dabba Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 05, 2011.

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VH-VUT. Virgin Blue - 'Yabba Dabba Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 10, 2013.

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VH-VUT. Virgin Blue - 'Yabba Dabba Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 08, 2013.

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VH-VUT. Virgin Blue - 'Yabba Dabba Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 30, 2013.

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VH-VUT. Virgin Australia - 'Alma Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 13, 2014.

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