VH-YFG. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 40999-3941.

Was also registered as: 2-VYFG.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Australia Pty Ltd - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YFG - November 01, 2011

Registered to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - February 02, 2012

First flown from Seattle in new Virgin Australia livery as BOE809 - February 11, 2012

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, Delaware - February 27, 2012

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) in the new corporate livery - February 27, 2012

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DL9080 - February 27, 2012

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of delivery flight - February 29, 2012

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

The aircraft was named 'Hanson Bay'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Canberra as DJ206 - March 07, 2012

Operated its final revenue service Perth - Brisbane as VA469 - August 20, 2020

The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Brisbane

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 25, 2020

Entered onto the Guernsey Aircraft Register as 2-VYFG - August 25, 2020

Registered to Aer Cap Aircraft Leasing

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to the United States as JTN258 - September 15, 2020

It arrived at Goodyear (Arizona) on completion of the ferry flight for storage - September 16, 2020

Ferry route: Brisbane - Honiara - Honolulu - Goodyear

Flight time: 14 hours 48 minutes

 

 

VH-VFG. Virgin Australia - 'Hanson Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 22, 2013.

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