VH-VUY. Boeing 737-8KG. c/n 39450-3494.

 

Ordered new by Dubai Aerospace for lease to Virgin Blue Airlines

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26/3 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - November 19, 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUY - December 01, 2010

Registered to Gate Capital (Delaware) One LLC c/- Wilmington Trust Company

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

First flown as N1796B in an all-white livery - December 02, 2010

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 15, 2010

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - December 16, 2010

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - December 18, 2010

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Allocated name 'Byron Beauty' but it was not carried on the aircraft

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Rockhampton in all-white livery as DJ1245 - December 23, 2010

Operated last service Melbourne - Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in all-white livery as DJ885/894 - January 21, 2011

Entered the John Holland hangar at Melbourne Airport for painting - January 21, 2011

Australian Football League (AFL) decals and 'Proudly Flying The AFL' were titles applied

All 17 AFL club logos are displayed (10 on starboard side, 7 on port side) on the aircraft

Rolled out in the new livery - January 24, 2011

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide as DJ213 - January 24, 2011

Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines - May 4, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch for maintenance with Air New Zealand Engineering - October 2, 2011

During maintenance the AFL decals were removed and aircraft was repainted in new corporate livery

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - October 16, 2011

Aircraft renamed 'Snapper Rocks'

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-VUY. Virgin Blue - 'Byron Beauty' in the promotional 'AFL' livery at Adelaide Airport, January 24, 2011.

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VH-VUY. Virgin Blue - 'Byron Beauty' in the promotional 'AFL' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 24, 2011.

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VH-VUY. Virgin Blue - 'Byron Beauty' in the promotional 'AFL' livery at Adelaide Airport, January 24, 2011.

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VH-VUY. Virgin Blue - 'Byron Beauty' in the promotional 'AFL' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 16, 2011.

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VH-VUY. Virgin Australia - 'Snapper Rocks' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 02, 2013.

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VH-VUY. Virgin Australia - 'Snapper Rocks' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 14, 2014.

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