VH-YIB. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 37825-3759.


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

Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines - May 04, 2011

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YIB - May 06, 2011

Registered to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number '--804'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - August 09, 2011

First flown from Seattle (Boeing Field) in the Virgin Australia livery as BOE804 - August 22, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26/3 engines

The aircraft was fitted with the new 'Sky' interior and configured with 8 Business Class and 168 Economy Class seats

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 31, 2011

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the ferry flight to New Zealand as DJ9080 - August 31, 2011

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - September 02, 2011

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Christchurch

Pre-service modifications and maintenance was carried out at Christchurch

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9080 - September 07, 2011

The aircraft was named 'Trinity Beach'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Rockhampton as DJ1231 - September 15, 2011

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines



VH-YIB. Virgin Australia - 'Trinity Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 07, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-659.)

VH-YIB. Virgin Australia - 'Trinity Beach' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 13, 2013.

(M. Lynam Copyright Image 4620-993.)

VH-YIB. Virgin Australia - 'Trinity Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 09, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4620-746.)