VH-IWY. Boeing 737-8SA. c/n 44233-6121.
Was also registered as: 9V-MGQ.
This aircraft was ordered new by Silk Air - ?
Constructed by Boeing at Seattle (Renton) - 2016
Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-MGQ - October 2016
First flown as '9V-MGQ' - May 15, 2016
Test flown Seattle (Renton) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE477 - October 05, 2016
Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE477 - October 11, 2016
Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE477 - October 12, 2016
Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE477 - October 18, 2016
Customer Acceptance Flight flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE477 - October 21, 2016
Accepted by Silk Air at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 21, 2016
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Singapore as M18880- October 22, 2016
It arrived at Singapore on completion of the delivery flight - October 23, 2016
Operated its first Silk Air revenue service - ?
Operated its final revenue service - March 2021
The aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Singapore - March 27, 2021
It was leased to Virgin Australia Airlines - December 30, 2021
Departed Singapore (07:30 local) on the ferry flight to Australia as SQ8892 - December 30, 2021
It arrived at Brisbane (17:17 local) on completion of the ferry flight - December 30, 2021
Cancelled from the Singapore Aircraft Register - January 2022
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IWY - January 05, 2022
Registered to CIT Aerospace LLC 640, New York
Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines, Brisbane as the registered operator
Ferried Brisbane (08:40 AEST) - Townsville (10:20 AEST) as VA9927 - January 10, 2022
The aircraft was repainted at Townville by Flying Colours into the Virgin Australia livery
Ferried Townsville (13:19 AEST) - Brisbane (16:21 AEST) as VA9928 - January 24, 2022
Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA352 - February 02, 2022
Current with Virgin Australia Airlines
9V-MGQ. Silk Air - in the modified livery at Brisbane Airport, December 30, 2021.
(L. Fox Copyright Image 4622-996.)
VH-IWY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 21, 2022.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-986.)