VH-VNB. Airbus A320-232. c/n 2906.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Tiger Aviation Pty Ltd - ?

Rolled off the Airbus production line at Toulouse - September 2006

First flown as 'F-WWDG' - September 18, 2006

Powered by International Aero Engines IAE V2527-A5 engines

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out - September 18, 2006

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse on completion of the fit-out - September 27, 2006

Accepted by Tiger Airways (Singapore) at Toulouse - October 09, 2006

Entered onto the Singaporean Aircraft Register as 9V-TAG - October 2006

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Singapore - October 10, 2006

Arrived Singapore on completion of the delivery flight - October 12, 2006

Delivery route: Toulouse - Muscat - Singapore

Entered service with Tiger Air Singapore - October 2006

Ferried Singapore - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as TGW9511 - October 02, 2007

Cancelled from the Singaporean Aircraft Register - October 05, 2007

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VNB - October 05, 2007

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest (WFBN) Association

Leased to Tiger Airways (Australia) Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Used for promotional and training flights prior to launching commercial services - November 23, 2007

Operated the inaugural service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Rockhampton as TT7452 - November 23, 2007

Virgin Australia Holdings announced that it was acquiring a 60% stake in Tiger Airways Australia - October 20, 2012

Virgin Australia outlayed $AUD 35 million for this shareholding

Tiger Airways Australia changed its name to Tigerair Australia - July 2013

Virgin Australia Holdings announced it had acquired the remaining 40% shareholding from Tiger Holdings (Singapore)

for the token payment of $AUD 1.00 - October 17, 2014

Virgin Australia assumes full control of Tigerair Australia with operations now run from Australia - October 2015

Tiger Airways Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia Holdings

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin - Manila (Clark International) for maintenance as TT9002 - August 06, 2018

During maintenance the aircraft was painted all-white

Ferried Manila (Clark International) - Darwin - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as TT9003 - September 22, 2018

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - ? as TT552 - September 23, 2018

Operated its final Tigerair revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as TT531 - February 20, 2019

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin - Singapore (Seletar) as February 21, 2019

During maintenance the aircraft was repainted into the Virgin Australia livery

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Perth in the Virgin Australia livery as TGG9002 - March 23, 2019

The aircraft was named 'Twilight Beach'

Registered to Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. - March 26, 2019

Leased to Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Pty Ltd, Perth as the registered operator

Returned to service - ?

 

 

VH-VNB. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2007.

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VH-VNB. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 08, 2009.

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VH-VNB. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 12, 2013.

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VH-VNB. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 14, 2013.

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VH-VNB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 24, 2015.

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VH-VNB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 21, 2016.

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VH-VNB. Tigerair - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 23, 2018.

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VH-VNB. Tigerair - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 23, 2018.

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VH-VNB. Tigerair - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 23, 2018.

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VH-VNB. Virgin Australia - 'Twilight Beach' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 23, 2019.

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VH-VNB. Virgin Australia - 'Twilight Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 29, 2019.

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VH-VNB. Virgin Australia - 'Twilight Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 29, 2019.

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