VH-YFU. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 41029-5600.


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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YFU - May 12, 2015

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle with winglets - September 2015

First flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE819 - September 25, 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) - October 06, 2015

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9940 - October 06, 2015

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - October 08, 2015

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

The aircraft was named 'Emu Bay'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Mackay as VA607 - October 24, 2015

Registered to GAL MSN Three Ltd, London - October 26, 2015

Leased to Virgin Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines



VH-YFU. Virgin Australia - 'Emu Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 24, 2016.

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