VH-YFV. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 41030-5641.


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

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

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) with winglets - October 2015

First flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE820 - October 24, 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) - November 02, 2015

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9940 - November 02, 2015

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - November 03, 2015

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

The aircraft was named 'Charlotte Bay'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA302 - November 17, 2015

Registered to GAL MSN Three Limited, London, United Kingdom - November 20, 2015

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland as the registered operator

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines



VH-YFV. Virgin Australia - 'Charlotte Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 10, 2022.

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