VH-VUU. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 36609-3232.

Was also registered as: VH-REX.

 

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

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUU - February 17, 2010

Registered to Virgin Blue Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Brisbane

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle with winglets - March 16, 2010

First flown as VH-VUU in the standard Virgin Blue livery - March 23, 2010

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 26, 2010

The aircraft named 'Lady Blue-tiful'

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - April 27, 2010

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - April 29, 2010

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Townsville as DJ361 - May 07, 2010

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

The aircraft was renamed 'Kingscliff Beach'

Registered to Virgin Australia 2013-1 Issuer Co. Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland - October 31, 2013

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

Registered to VA Borrower 2019 No 1 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queelsnand - September 06, 2019

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

It was withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 03, 2020

It departed Melbourne (Tullamarine - 08:35 local) on the ferry flight to Indonesia - November 13, 2020

It arrived at Jakarta (11:57 local) for maintenance - November 13, 2020

It was repainted into the REX Regional Express livery during the maintenance lay-up

It was reregistered as VH-REX - March 15, 2021

Registered to Aircraft Leasing VII Ltd, London

Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Ferried Jakarta - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - ?

Current with REX Regional Express

 

 

VH-VUU. Virgin Blue - 'Lady Blue-tiful' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 16, 2011.

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VH-VUU. Virgin Blue - 'Lady Blue-tiful' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 12, 2011.

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VH-VUU. Virgin Blue - 'Lady Blue-tiful' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 12, 2013.

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VH-VUU. Virgin Blue - 'Lady Blue-tiful' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 06, 2013.

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VH-VUU. Virgin Blue - 'Lady Blue-tiful' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 10, 2013.

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VH-VUU. Virgin Blue - 'Lady Blue-tiful' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 27, 2013.

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VH-VUU. Virgin Australia - 'Kingscliff Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 13, 2014.

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VH-REX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery with additional 'Our heart is in the country' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 01, 2021.

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VH-REX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery with additional 'Our heart is in the country' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 01, 2021.

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