VH-YFE. Boeing 737-81D. c/n 39414-3623.


This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YFE - March 24, 2011

Registered to AWAS 39413 Ltd, George Town, Grand Cayman Islands

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 01, 2011

First flown from Seattle (Boeing Field) in an all-white livery as BOE403 - April 12, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Accepted by AWAS at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 26, 2011

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DL9081 - April 26, 2011

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight in an all-white livery - April 28, 2011

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

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

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the all-white livery as DJ958 - May 12, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch for painting into the new corporate livery as DJ9070 - July 25, 2011

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the new livery as DJ9071 - July 31, 2011

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ825 - August 01, 2011

The aircraft was named 'Sunshine Beach'

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, Delaware - February 19, 2016

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

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines



VH-YFE. Virgin Australia - 'Sunshine Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 03, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-645.)

VH-YFE. Virgin Australia - 'Sunshine Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 19, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-644.)