VH-YFE. Boeing 737-81D. c/n 39414-3623.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YFE - March 24, 2011
Registered to AWAS 39413 Ltd, George Town, Grand Cayman Islands
Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 01, 2011
First flown from Seattle (Boeing Field) in an all-white livery as BOE403 - April 12, 2011
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines
The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior
Accepted by AWAS at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 26, 2011
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DL9081 - April 26, 2011
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight in an all-white livery - April 28, 2011
Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane
Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011
Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the all-white livery as DJ958 - May 12, 2011
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch for painting into the new corporate livery as DJ9070 - July 25, 2011
Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the new livery as DJ9071 - July 31, 2011
Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ825 - August 01, 2011
The aircraft was named 'Sunshine Beach'
Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, Delaware - February 19, 2016
Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland as the registered operator
Current with Virgin Australia Airlines
VH-YFE. Virgin Australia - 'Sunshine Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 03, 2011.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-645.)
VH-YFE. Virgin Australia - 'Sunshine Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 19, 2012.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-644.)