VH-YIR. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 39925-4172.
This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Australia Pty Ltd - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YIR - July 07, 2012
Registered to SMBC Aviation Capital (UK) Ltd
Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - August 17, 2012
First flown as BOE837/VH-YIR from Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 24, 2012
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines
The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior
Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 20, 2012
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9882 - September 20, 2012
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - September 22, 2012
Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane
The aircraft was named 'Cactus Beach'
Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ916 - October 04, 2012
Involved in a weather related operational event near Mildura - June 18, 2013
To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'
Current with Virgin Australia Airlines
VH-YIR. Virgin Australia - 'Cactus Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 27, 2013.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-661.)
VH-YIR. Virgin Australia - 'Cactus Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 05, 2015.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-946.)
VH-YIR. Virgin Australia - 'Cactus Beach' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, August 06, 2017.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4621-945.)