VH-VUV. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 37821-3288.
Was also registered as: VH-PAG.
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-VUV - April 21, 2010
Registered to VB LH 2010-11 No 2 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland
Leased to Virgin Blue as the registered operator
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton with winglets - May 06, 2010
First flown in the Virgin Blue livery as 'N1786B' - May 13, 2010
The aircraft was named 'Ruby Blue'
Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 27, 2010
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - May 28, 2010
It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - May 30, 2010
Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane
Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ986 - June 03, 2010
Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011
It was involved in a breakdown of airspace separation near Ceduna - November 08, 2011
To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'
Registered to Virgin Australia 2013-1 Issuer Co Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland - November 07, 2013
Operated its last service in Virgin Blue livery Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as VA353 - January 28, 2014
Ferried Brisbane - Townsville for repainting -as VA9947 January 28, 2014
Repainted by Flying Colours into the standard Virgin Australia livery - January 28 - February 10, 2014
The aircraft was renamed 'Binalong Bay'
Returned to service Townsville - Brisbane as VA362 - February 10, 2014
It was withdrawn from service when Virgin Australia suspended operations - March 27, 2020
This aircraft was earmarked for lease to REX Regional Express
Reregistered as VH-PAG - February 09, 2021
Registered to Aircraft Leasing VII Pty Ltd, London
Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator
Entered service with REX - ?
Current with REX Regional Express
VH-VUV. Virgin Blue - 'Ruby Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 16, 2010.
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VH-VUV. Virgin Blue - 'Ruby Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 27, 2011.
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VH-VUV. Virgin Blue - 'Ruby Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 07, 2012.
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VH-VUV. Virgin Blue - 'Ruby Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.
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VH-VUV. Virgin Australia - 'Binalong Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 25, 2016.
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VH-VUV. Virgin Australia - 'Binalong Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 17, 2018.
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VH-PAG. REX Regional Express - in the standard with additional 'Our heart is in the country' titles livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 10, 2021.
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