VH-VQV. Airbus A320-232. c/n 2338.
Was also registered as: EI-FDN; B-9989.
This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd for lease to Jetstar - ?
Powered by IAE V2527-A5 engines
First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWIO' - November 12, 2004
Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out as 'AIB338A' - November 12, 2004
Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse after the fit-out was completed as 'AIB338B' - November 23, 2004
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQV - November 26, 2004
Registered to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, Sydney
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse for Jetstar - December 16, 2004
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7990 - December 17, 2004
It arrived at Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - December 20, 2004
Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Phuket - Darwin - Newcastle
Registered to RIL Aviation VQV Pty Ltd - December 24, 2004
Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Ferried Newcastle - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - January 05, 2005
Operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta as JQ176 - January 05, 2005
Operated its final revenue service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ769 - September 21, 2013
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin - Singapore (Seletar) as JQ7991 - September 22, 2013
It underwent maintenance and repainting at Singapore into the 'Tianjin' livery
Test flown at Singapore in the standard 'Tianjin' livery as JQ7994 - November 07, 2013
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 18, 2013
Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-FDN - December 18, 2013
Registered to Q Aircraft Leasing 2475 Limited and Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC)
It was observed at Singapore (Seletar) as EI-FDN in the 'Tianjin' livery - December 28, 2013
Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - January 13, 2014
Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-9989 - January 13, 2014
Registered to Hong Kong Aviation Capital
Leased to Tianjin Airlines as the registered operator
Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Bangkok (Don Muang) - January 13, 2014
Operated its first revenue service Tianjin - Urumqi - Kashi as GCR6659 - January 15, 2014
Current status - ?
VH-VQV. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 05, 2006.
(R. Brown Copyright Image 0320-260.)
VH-VQV. Jetstar - in the original livery at Perth Airport, June 13, 2013.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-633.)