VH-YIA. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 37824-3718.


Ordered new by Virgin Blue Australia Pty Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YIA - May 06, 2011

Registered to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton (Boeing Field) - July 07, 2011

First flown as BOE803 / N1786B from Renton (Boeing Field) in an all-white livery - July 11, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) in the new corporate livery - July 28, 2011

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as DJ9082 - July 28, 2011

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - July 30, 2011

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

Post-delivery modifications carried out at Christchurch

Aircraft is named 'Henley Beach'

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9063 - August 07, 2011

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ9062 - August 10, 2011

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ805 - August 11, 2011

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines


VH-YIA. Virgin Australia - 'Henley Beach' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, February 27, 2015.

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