VH-VUN. Boeing 737-8BK. c/n 29676-2342.
Was also registered as: PK-CMQ.
This aircraft was originally ordered new by Delta Airlines but it was not taken up
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle with winglets - October 18, 2007
First flown as N1786B in primer and Pacific Blue rudder - November 02, 2007
Painted into the standard Pacific Blue livery
Delivered to Delta Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 2007
Sold to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation, New York - November 2007
Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUN - November 05, 2007
Registered to C.I.T. Leasing Corporation, New York
Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane as the registered operator
Accepted by Virgin Blue in the Pacific Blue livery at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 09, 2007
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - November 09, 2007
Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - November 11, 2007
Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Christchurch
The aircraft was named 'Madelaide'
It was fitted with the 'Live2Air' entertainment system during pre-service maintenance
Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue - November 18, 2007
Operated its first revenue service - November 2007
Operated the inaugural Brisbane - Denpasar service as DJ197 - November 27, 2007
Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011
Operated its last service in the 'Virgin Blue' livery Brisbane - Townsville as VA379 - June 14, 2014
Repainted by Flying Colours into the standard Virgin Australia livery at Townsville
The aircraft was renamed 'Carrickalinga Beach'
Ferried Townsville - Brisbane as VA9938 - June 26, 2014
Returned to service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VA908 - June 27, 2014
Operated its final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA336 - March 20, 2015
Aircraft stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch as VA9948 for post-lease maintenance - May 03, 2015
Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage as VA9947 - May 08, 2015
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch for post-lease maintenance as VA9948 - June 30, 2015
Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage as VA9947 - July 04, 2015
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) as VA9941 - September 15, 2015
It was stored at Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) pending a new lease
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 09, 2015
Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-CMQ - February 10, 2016
Registered to AWAS
Leased to Sriwijaya (Indonesia) as the registered operator
The aircraft was named 'Penyeru'
Operated its first revenue service Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) - Pangkalpinang - February 11, 2016
Current with Sriwijaya
VH-VUN. Pacific Blue - 'Madelaide' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2009.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-476.)
VH-VUN. Pacific Blue Airline of Virgin Blue - 'Madelaide' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2011.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-512.)