VH-YIW. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 40700-5085.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Australia Pty Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YIW - May 02, 2014

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - August 2014

Registered to Short Haul 2014 No 2 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland - August 29, 2014

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

First flown as BOE849 from Renton - Moses Lake - Renton (Boeing Field) - September 08, 2014

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24E engines

Aircraft fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 16, 2014

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9940 - September 17, 2014

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - September 19, 2014

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

Aircraft is named 'Mona Vale'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Mackay as VA601 - October 01, 2014

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-YIW. Virgin Australia - 'Mona Vale' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 03, 2014.

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VH-YIW. Virgin Australia - 'Mona Vale' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 09, 2014.

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VH-YIW. Virgin Australia - 'Mona Vale' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2016.

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