VH-YFT. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 41028-5557.
This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YFT - May 12, 2015
Registered to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle with winglets - August 2015
First flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE818 - August 27, 2015
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines
It was configured to seat C8 and Y168 passengers
Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 04, 2015
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9940 - September 04, 2015
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - September 06, 2015
Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane
The aircraft was named 'Admirals Arch'
Registered to GAL MSN 41027 Ltd, London - September 07, 2015
Leased to Virgin Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VA916 - September 16, 2015
Current with Virgin Australia Airlines
VH-YFT. Virgin Australia - 'Admirals Arch' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 25, 2016.
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