VH-YFR. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 41012-4543.

 

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YFR - April 12, 2013

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - July 2013

First flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE816 - July 11, 2013

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24E engines

The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Registered to SMBC Aviation Capital Japan Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - July 24, 2013

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 24, 2013

This was the 100th Boeing aircraft delivered to Virgin Blue / Virgin Australia Airlines

Carried a small decal at the front of the fuselage to celebrate this occasion

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9506 - July 24, 2013

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - July 26, 2013

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

The aircraft was named 'Scamander Beach'

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VA9650 - August 05, 2013

Operated special Starlight Children's Foundation Charity flight Sydney - Sydney as VA9561 - August 05, 2013

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as VA9563 - August 05, 2013

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VA912 - August 08, 2013

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-YFR. Virgin Australia - 'Scamander Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 27, 2013.

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VH-YFR. Virgin Australia - 'Scamander Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 30, 2013.

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VH-YFR. Virgin Australia - 'Scamander Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 15, 2016.

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VH-YFR. Virgin Australia - 'Scamander Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 10, 2016.

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VH-YFR. Virgin Australia - 'Scamander Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 29, 2017.

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