VH-IJU. Boeing 737-8SA. c/n 44223-5140.

Was also registered as: 9V-MGG.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Silk Air - ?

Construct by Boeing at Seattle (Renton) - 2014

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-MGG - October 2014

First flown Seattle (Renton) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE467 - October 14, 2014

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 15, 2014

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 21, 2014

Customer Acceptance Flight flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 23, 2014

Accepted by Silk Air at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 24, 2014

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Singapore - October 25, 2014

It arrived at Singapore on completion of the delivery flight - October 26, 2015

Operated its first revenue service ?

The aircraft was damaged whilst on the ground at Medan (Kualanamu) - December 23, 2017

It was hit a low speed by a catering truck - repaired and returned to service

Operated its final Silk Air revenue service - May 2021

The aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Singapore - May 05, 2021

It was leased to Virgin Australia Airlines - November 10, 2021

Departed Singapore (09:21 local) on its ferry flight to Australia as SQ8890 - November 10, 2021

It arrived at Brisbane (19:01 AEST) on completion of the ferry flight - November 10, 2021

Cancelled from the Singapore Aircraft Register - November ?, 2021

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IJU - November 12, 2021

Registered to CIT Aerospace LLC640, New York

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Brisbane (07:23 AEST) - Townsville (09:12) as VA9927 - November 17, 2021

The aircraft was repainted at Townsville by Flying Colours into the Virgin Australia livery

Ferried Townsville (06:21) - Brisbane (08:27) in the Virgin Australia livery as VA9932 - November 28, 2021

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Cairns as VA775 - December 17, 2021

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

 

VH-IJU. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 26, 2021.

(L. Fox Copyright Image 4622-997.)

VH-IJU. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 01, 2022.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-994.)