VH-YIV. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 40698-4571.

 

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YIV - April 16, 2013

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 2013

First flown Seattle - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE847 - August 02, 2013

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24E engines

The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 19, 2013

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia but was forced to return as VA9506 - August 19, 2013

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9506 - August 20, 2013

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 22, 2013

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

The aircraft was named 'Cylinder Beach'

Registered to SMBC Aviation Capital Japan Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - August 22, 2013

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA304 - September 05, 2013

Registered to Kitakensetsu Co. Ltd, Suita City, Osaka, Japan - March 20, 2018

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

Operated last service in current configuration Queenstown - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA188 - July 22, 2019

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch for maintenance as VA9947 - July 22, 2019

During the maintenance this aircraft was fitted with 'scimitar' winglets

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9947 - August 07, 2019

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Nadi as VA185 - August 08, 2019

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

 

VH-YIV. Virgin Australia - 'Cylinder Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 13, 2013.

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VH-YIV. Virgin Australia - 'Cylinder Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 29, 2013.

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VH-YIV. Virgin Australia - 'Cylinder Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 29, 2013.

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VH-YIV. Virgin Australia - 'Cylinder Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 01, 2014.

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VH-YIV. Virgin Australia - 'Cylinder Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 07, 2014.

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VH-YIV. Virgin Australia - 'Cylinder Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 07, 2014.

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VH-YIV. Virgin Australia - 'Cylinder Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 01, 2019.

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VH-YIV. Virgin Australia - 'Cylinder Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 01, 2019.

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