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.)