VH-YWD. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 41020-6664.


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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YWD - November 13, 2017

Registered to Short Haul 2017 No.2 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - October 2017

First flown Seattle - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE826 - October 28, 2017

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24E engines

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 17, 2017

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as VA9940 - November 17, 2017

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - November 19, 2017

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

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VA916 - November 30, 2017

The aircraft was named 'Tiramirakura' at the naming ceremony at Launceston - June 01, 2018

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines



VH-YWD. Virgin Australia - 'Tiramirakura' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 14, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-769.)