VH-YFI. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 41000-3963.

Was also registered as: 2-VYFI.

 

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YFI - November 01, 2011

Registered to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - February 22, 2012

First flown from Seattle (Boeing Field) in the new Virgin Australia livery as BOE810 - March 01, 2012

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Trustee for Aircraft 73B-41000, Delaware - March 19, 2012

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

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 19, 2012

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DL9080 - March 19, 2012

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - March 21, 2012

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

The aircraft was named 'Porpoise Bay'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ912 - April 03, 2012

Operated its final revenue service Hobart - Brisbane as VA705 - August 20, 2020

The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Brisbane

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 30, 2020

Entered onto the Guernsey Aircraft Register as 2-VYFI - August 30, 2020

Registered to Aer Cap Aircraft Leasing

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to the United States as JTN259 - September 15, 2020

It arrived at Goodyear (Arizona) on completion of the ferry flight for storage - September 16, 2020

Ferry route: Brisbane - Honiara - Honolulu - Goodyear

Flight time: 14 hours 55 minutes

 

 

VH-YFI. Virgin Australia - 'Porpoise Bay' in the standard livery at Coolangatta Airport, date unknown.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4621-888.)

VH-YFI. Virgin Australia - 'Porpoise Bay' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 07, 2012.

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VH-YFI. Virgin Australia - 'Porpoise Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 04, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-889.)