VH-IXJ. Boeing 737-8SA. c/n 44226-5355.

Was also registered as: 9V-MGJ.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Silk Air - ?

Construct by Boeing at Seattle (Renton) - 2015

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-MGJ - March 2015

First flown Seattle (Renton) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field as BOE470 - April 02, 2015

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE470 - April 03, 2015

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE470 - April 07, 2015

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE470 - April 08, 2015

Customer Acceptance Flight flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE470 - April 09, 2015

Accepted by Silk Air at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 10, 2015

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Singapore - April 11, 2015

It arrived at Singapore on completion of the delivery flight - April 12, 2015

Operated its first Silk Air revenue service - ?

Operated its final revenue service - April 2021

The aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Singapore - April 25, 2021

It was leased to Virgin Australia Airlines - February 19, 2022

Departed Singapore (07:18 local) on the ferry flight to Australia as SQ8891 - February 19, 2022

It arrived at Brisbane (16:56 AEST) on completion of the ferry flight - February 19, 2022

Cancelled from the Singapore Aircraft Register - February 2022

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IXJ - February 24, 2022

Registered to CIT Aerospace LLC 640, New York

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines, Brisbane as the registered operator

Ferried Brisbane (08:00 AEST) - Townsville as VA9929 - March 06, 2022

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

Ferried Townsville (06:15 AEST) - Brisbane as VA9928 - March 19, 2022

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Hobart as VA707 - April 01, 2022

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

 

VH-IXJ. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 03, 2022.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-993.)