VH-IWQ. Boeing 737-8SA. c/n 44225-5260.

Was also registered as: 9V-MGI.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Silk Air - ?

Construct by Boeing at Seattle (Boeing Field) - 2015

First flown as 'N1786B' - January 25, 2015

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE469 - January 30, 2015

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 03, 2015

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Seattle (Boeing Field) - Februaery 04, 2015

Accepted by Silk Air at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 2015

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-MGI - February 2015

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Singapore as MI8880 - February 07, 2015

It arrived at Singapore on completion of the delivery flight - ?

Operated its first Silk Air revenue service - February 2015

Operated its final revenue service ?

The aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Singapore - ?

It was sold to Virgin Australia Airlines - ?

Departed Singapore (09:28 local) on its ferry flight to Australia as SQ8890 - September 21, 2021

It arrived at Brisbane (19:04 AEST) on completion of the ferry flight - September 21, 2021

Cancelled from the Singapore Aircraft Register - September 24, 2021

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IWQ - September 24, 2021

Registered to CIT Aerospace LLC 640, New York

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines, Brisbane as the registered operator

Ferried Brisbane - Townsville as VA9903 for repainting by Flying Colours - September 26, 2021

Ferried Townsville (12:46 AEST) - Brisbane (15:08 AEST) in the Virgin Australia livery as VA9926 - October 03, 2021

Ferried Brisbane (08:30 AEST) - Townsville (10:09 AEST) as VA9935 - November 10, 2021

Ferried Townsville (10:34 AEST) - Brisbane (12:05 AEST) as VA9928 - November 17, 2021

Operated its first revenue service Bisbane (09:01 AEST) - Townsville (10:34 AEST) as VA367 - November 20, 2021

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

 

VH-IWQ. Silk Air - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 26, 2021.

(L. Fox Copyright Image 4622-914.)

VH-IWQ. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 10, 2022.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-990.)