VH-YVA. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 40995-3680.

 

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle in the Virgin Australia livery - May 25, 2011

First flown from Seattle (Boeing Field) as 'BOE802 - June 05, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YVA - June 20, 2011

Registered to RBS Aerospace (UK) Ltd, Dublin

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) in the new corporate livery - June 20, 2011

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - June 20, 2011

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - June 23, 2011

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

The aircraft was named 'Eurong Beach'

Originally to be delivered to Christchurch for pre-service modifications but cancelled due volcanic ash cloud

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch for pre-service maintenance - June 27, 2011

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9071 - June 30, 2011

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ9064 - July 05, 2011

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Coolangatta as DJ725 - July 06, 2011

Registered to AMA Construction Company Limited, Aichi, Japan - April 13, 2012

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Registered to IZAK Co, Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - August 20, 2018

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines as the registered operator

Operated its last revenue service in Virgin livery Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as VA965 - February 23, 2019

Ferried Brisbane - Townsville as VA9930 - February 23, 2019

The aircraft was repainted by Flying Colors into the Tigerair livery

Ferried Townsville - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9931 - March 03, 2019

Leased to Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd, Gladstone Park, Victoria as the registered operator - March 20, 2019

Operated its first Tigerair service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as TT536 - April 03, 2019

Current with Tiger Airways Australia

 

 

VH-YVA. Virgin Australia - 'Eurong Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2012.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4622-481.)

VH-YVA. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 19, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-490.)