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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