VH-YIJ. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 39924-4108.


Ordered new by Virgin Blue Australia Pty Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YIJ - May 29, 2012

Registered to SMBC Aviation Capital (UK) Ltd, Cheltenham

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - June 25, 2012

First flown as BOE836 / VH-YIJ from Renton (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Renton (Boeing Field) - July 04, 2012

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Aircraft fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Test flown as BOE836 Boeing Field - Boeing Field - July 13, 2012

Accepted by RBS Aerospace Ltd at Boeing Field - July 18, 2012

RBS Aviation Capital acquired by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and renamed SMBC Aviation Capital

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DL9902 - July 18, 2012

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - July 20, 2012

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft is named 'Pennington Bay'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide as DJ1398 - July 02, 2012

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines


VH-YIJ. Virgin Australia - 'Pennington Bay' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 27, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-660.)

VH-YIJ. Virgin Australia - 'Pennington Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 27, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-541.)