VH-YID. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 38709-3851.

 

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YID - July 05, 2011

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - November 04, 2011

First flown as BOE831 from Renton (Boeing Field) in the new Virgin Australia livery - November 11, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Aircraft fitted with the new 'Sky' interior and configured with 8 Business Class and 168 Economy Class seats

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 01, 2011

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DL9080 - December 01, 2011

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - December 03, 2011

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft is named 'Rainbow Beach'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Honiara as DJ4169 - December 13, 2011

Registered to 737 2012 No.2 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland - July 17, 2012

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

Operated last revenue service in Virgin Australia livery Cairns - Brisbane as VA786 - March 03, 2015

Ferried Bisbane - Townsville for repainting into the Vigin Samoa livery

Aircraft renamed 'Tapu Itea'

Ferried Townsville - Brisbane in the Virgin Samoa livery as VA9938 - March 08, 2015

Returned to service Brisbane - Auckland as VA152 - March 14, 2015

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 02, 2012.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 25, 2012.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 27, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 08, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 08, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 02, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 02, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 02, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 03, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 21, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 21, 2013.

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VH-YID. Virgin Australia - 'Rainbow Beach ' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 23, 2014.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 03, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 14, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 14, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 23, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 23, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 25, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 23, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 23, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 10, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 15, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 15, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 21, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 21, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 21, 2015.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 18, 2016.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 14, 2016.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 14, 2016.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 14, 2016.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 22, 2017.

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VH-YID. Virgin Samoa Airline of Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 05, 2017.

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