VH-YFP. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 41011-4476.

Was also registered as: 2-VYFP.

 

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YFP - February 18, 2013

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - May 2013

First flown from Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Renton (Boeing Field) as BOE814 - May 17, 2013

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 04, 2013

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9518 - June 04, 2013

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - June 06, 2013

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

The aircraft was named 'Nobby's Beach'

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company for Aircraft 73B-41011 - June 06, 2013

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA352 - June 18, 2013

Operated its final revenue service Mt Isa - Brisbane as VA1274 - August 20, 2020

The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Brisbane

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 01, 2020

Entered onto the Guernsey Aircraft Register as 2-VYFP - September 01, 2020

Registered to Aer Cap Aircraft Leasing

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to the United States as JTN271 - 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 54 minutes

 

 

VH-YFP. Virgin Australia - 'Nobby's Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 25, 2014.

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VH-YFP. Virgin Australia - 'Nobby's Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 27, 2017.

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