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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