VH-FVN. Aerospatiale ATR-72-600. c/n 1039.
This aircraft was built for Avation Airframe Holding Pte Ltd
This was the second ATR-72-600 for Skywest / Virgin Australia
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M turboprop engines
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVN - July 18, 2012
Registered to Avation Airframe Holding Pte Ltd, Singapore
Leased to Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Cloverdale, Western Australia as the registered operator
Operated by Skywest Airlines on behalf of Virgin Australia Pty Ltd
First flown as 'F-WWEB' at Toulouse - August 16, 2012
Accepted by Avation Airframe Holding at Toulouse - September 06, 2012
Leased to Virgin Australia - September 07, 2012
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA1162 - September 08, 2012
The delivery flight was carried out by Southern Cross Aviation
Arrived Perth on completion of the delivery flight - September 11, 2012
Delivery route: Toulouse - Alexandria - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Jakarta (Halim) - Perth
The aircraft was named 'Whitehaven Beach'
Ferried Perth - Kalgoorlie - Brisbane as DJ927A - October 03, 2012
Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Gladstone as DJ1717 - October 22, 2012
Virgin Australia announced its intention to acquire Skywest Airlines - October 30, 2012
Virgin Australia finalised the acquisition of Skywest Airlines - April 11, 2013
Skywest Airlines was officially renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - May 03, 2013
Current with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
VH-FVN. Virgin Australia - 'Whitehaven Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 06, 2013.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0390-015.)