VH-VUX. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 37823-3415.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26/3 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUX - August 03, 2010

Registered to VB LH-11 No 2 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle with winglets - September 07, 2010

First flown in the standard Virgin Blue livery as 'N1786B' - September 15, 2010

The aircraft was named 'Ballina Ballerina'

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 29, 2010

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9080 - September 29, 2010

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - October 01, 2010

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ970 - October 05, 2010

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

Registered to Virgin Australia 2013-1 Issuer Co. Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland - November 04, 2013

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

It operated its last service in the Virgin Blue livery Brisbane - Townsvilla as VA381 - December 02, 2014

It was repainted by Flying Colours in Townsville into the Virgin Australia livery

The aircraft was renamed 'Nightcliff Beach'

Returned to service Townsville - Brisbane - December 12, 2014

Operated its last service Coolangatta - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA748 - September 08, 2019

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Townsville as VOZ9939 - September 08, 2019

It was repainted by Flying Colours in Townsville into the Tiger Air livery

Ferried Townsville - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the Tigerair livery as VOZ9939 - September 19, 2019

Registered to JAP No. 172 Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - September 19, 2019

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

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Coolangatta as VA733 - September 22, 2019

The aircraft will continue to operated Virgin Australia services in the interim

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

 

VH-VUX. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 08, 2019.

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