VH-VNK. Airbus A320-232. c/n 3986.

Was also registered as: 9V-TAK.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Avianca Colombia but it was not taken up

Allocated to Celestrial ECA Trading 3 Ltd for lease to Tiger Airways (Singapore)

Powered by International Aero Engines IAE V2527-A5 engines

First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWBM' - July 10, 2009

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out as AIB986A - July 10, 2009

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse on completion of the cabin fit-out as AIB986B - July 20, 2009

Accepted by Celestrial ECA Trading at Toulouse - August 04, 2009

Leased to Tiger Airways (Singapore) Pty Ltd - August 05, 2009

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-TAK - August 2009

Registered to Celestrial ECA Trading 3 Ltd

Leased to Tiger Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Singapore - August 05, 2009

It arrived at Singapore (Seletar) on completion of the delivery flight - August 6, 2009

Delivery route: Toulouse - Muscat - Phuket - Singapore

Operated its first revenue service Singapore - Perth - Singapore as TR717/718 - September 11, 2009

Operated its final revenue service Singapore - Langkawi - Singapore as TR472/473 - January 10, 2010

Leased to Tiger Airways (Australia) Pty Ltd - January 15, 2010

Cancelled from the Singaporean Aircraft Register - January 15, 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VNK - January 15, 2010

Registered to Celestrial ECA Trading 3 Ltd c/- Gecas Ltd, (Dublin)

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

Ferried Singapore - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - January 16, 2010

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Coolangatta as TN502 - January 24, 2010

Operated the inaugural Adelaide (West Beach) - Brisbane service as TT8112 - March 28, 2010

It was withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) due to Covid pandemic - March 2020

Registered to Avolon Aerospace (Ireland), Dubin, Ireland - October 26, 2020

Leased to Camo Australia Pty Ltd, Victoria as the registered operator

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Alice Springs for storage - January 21, 2021

Current status - ?

 

 

VH-VNK. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-176.)

VH-VNK. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-177.)

VH-VNK. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-175.)

VH-VNK. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 27, 2010.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0320-229.)

VH-VNK. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 02, 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-649.)

VH-VNK. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 02, 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-650.)

VH-VNK. Tiger Airways - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 16, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-651.)

VH-VNK. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 29, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0321-264.)

VH-VNK. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 29, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0321-265.)