VH-YIU. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 40699-4560.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ??846

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YIU - April 12, 2013

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - July 2013

First flown as BOE846 / N5515X from Seattle - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 02, 2013

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24E engines

The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Registered to SMBC Aviation Capital Japan Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - August 09, 2013

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 09, 2013

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9506 - August 09, 2013

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 11, 2013

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

The aircraft was named 'Middleton Beach'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Hamilton Island as VA1497 - August 20, 2013

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-YIU. Virgin Australia - 'Middleton Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 24, 2013.

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VH-YIU. Virgin Australia - 'Middleton Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 07, 2015.

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VH-YIU. Virgin Australia - 'Middleton Beach' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, July 15, 2017.

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