VH-FVX. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A. c/n 986.
Was also registered as: OY-CJV.
This aircraft was built for Nordic Aviation Capital A/S, Billund, Denmark
Observed at Toulouse in an all-white livery as 'F-WWEG' - December 18, 2011
First flown as 'F-WWEQ' at Toulouse - December 20, 2011
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F turboprop engines
Accepted by Nordic Aviation Capital A/S at Toulouse - December 29, 2011
Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-CJV - January 06, 2012
Registered to NAC Aviation 5 Ltd, Billund, Denmark
Ferried Toulouse - Lelystad in an all-white livery for painting into Virgin Australia livery - February 09, 2012
Sold to Avation Plc, Singapore - February 2012
Ferried Lelystad - Maastricht in Virgin Australia livery for storage - March 05, 2012
Departed Maastricht on the delivery flight to Australia as SXA-1217 - May 11, 2012
The delivery flight was carried out by Southern Cross Aviation
It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - May 15, 2012
Delivery route: Maastricht - Trabzon - Al Ain - Madras - Koepang - Brisbane
The aircraft was named 'Kirra Beach'
Cancelled from the Danish Aircraft Register - May 17, 2012
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FVX - May 18, 2012
Registered to Billund Leasing III Pty Ltd, George Town, Grand Cayman
Leased to Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Cloverdale, Western Australia as the registered operator
The aircraft is to be operated by Skywest Airlines for Virgin Australia Pty Ltd
Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Townsville as DJ361 - June 01, 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
OY-CJV. Virgin Australia - 'Kirra Beach' in the standard livery at Maastrich Airport, March 2012.
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OY-CJV. Virgin Australia - 'Kirra Beach' in the standard livery at Maastrich Airport, April 2012.
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VH-FVX. Virgin Australia - 'Kirra Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 19, 2012.
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