VH-FNP. Airbus A320-231. c/n 429.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Orix Aviation Leasing, Dublin - ?

Powered by International Aero Engines IAE V2527-A1 engines

Rolled off Airbus production line at Hanburg - April 1993

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWIZ - April 24, 1993

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N429RX - July 13, 1993

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company Trustee, Wilmington, USA

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 09, 1993

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-TLE - September 1993

Registered to Orix Aviation Leasing, Dublin

Leased to Translift Airways as the registered operator - October 10, 1993

Sub-leased to Leisure Air International Airways - November 22, 1994

Returned to Translift Airways on termination of sub-lease - February 13, 1995

Sub-leased to Virgin Atlantic Airlines - February 14, 1995

Returned to Translift Airways on termination of lease - June 07, 1995

Sub-leased to Transmeridian Airlines (USA) - December 19, 1995

Returned to Translift Airways on termination of lease - May 1996

Sub-leased to Turkish Airlines - May 02, 1996

Returned to Translift Airways on termination of lease - October 31, 1996

Sub-leased to Transmeridian Airlines (USA) - November 08, 1996

Translift Airways renamed Trans Aer International Airlines - December 16, 1996

Returned to Trans Aer International Airlines on termination of lease - May 02, 1997

Sub-leased to Novair International Airlines (Sweden) - November 01, 1997

Returned to Trans Aer International Airlines on termination of lease - November 11, 1997

Sub-leased to Transmeridian Airlines (USA) - December 1997

Returned to Trans Aer International Airlines on termination of lease - April 20, 1998

Sub-leased to Airworld Aviation Ltd (UK) - May 02, 1998

Returned to Trans Aer International Airlines on termination of lease - November 01, 1998

Sub-leased to Transmeridian Airlines (USA) - December 05, 1998

Returned to Trans Aer International Airlines on termination of lease - April 12, 1999

Operated a service for Premiair (Sweden) - April 25, 1999

Arrived at East Midlands for repainting with Britannia titles and tail logo - April 29, 1999

Sub-leased to Britannia Airwayd (UK) - April 30, 1999

Returned to Trans Aer International Airlines on termination of lease - December 08, 1999

Returned to Orix Aviation Leasing, Dublin - December 1999

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - January 20, 2000

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BYTH - January 21, 2000

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Leased to Airtours International Airways Ltd, Manchester as the registered operator - January 22, 2000

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - April 25, 2000

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-ASSR - April 26, 2000

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Sub-leased to Fly FTI (Germany) as the registered operator

Returned to Airtours International Airways on termination of lease - November 17, 2000

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - November 17, 2000

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BYTH - November 17, 2000

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Leased to Airtours International Airways Ltd asthe registered operator

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - December 14, 2001

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GTDM - December 14, 2001

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Sub-leased to Skyservice Airlines Inc (Canada) as the registered operator

Returned to Airtours International Airways on termination of lease - April 17, 2002

Airtours International Airways was renamed MyTravel Airways (UK) - May 01, 2002

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - November 2002

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BYTH - November 06, 2002

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Leased to MyTravel Airways as the registered operator

Sub-leased to MyTravel Lite (MyTravel subsidiary) - June 20, 2003

Returned to MyTravel Airways on termination of sub-lease

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - December 12, 2003

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GTDM - December 17, 2003

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Sub-leased to Skyservice Airlines Inc (Canada) as the registered operator

Returned to MyTravel Airways on termination of sub-lease - April 2004

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 30, 2004

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BYTH - April 30, 2004

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Leased to MyTravel Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 04, 2004

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GTDM - November 05, 2004

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Sub-leased to Skyservice Airlines (Canada) as the registered operator

Returned to MyTravel Airways on termination of sub-lease - April 01, 2005

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 04, 2005

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BYTH - April 05, 2005

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Leased to MyTravel Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 08, 2005

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GTDM - November 08, 2005

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USA

Sub-leased to Skyservice Airlines Inc as the registered operator

Returned to MyTravel Airways Ltd on termination of sub-lease - April 25, 2006

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 26, 2006

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BYTH - April 26, 2006

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, USAA

Leased to MyTravel Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) - November 21, 2007

MyTravel merged with Thomas Cook Airlines - March 30, 2008

Operated final revenue service Paphos - Manchester as TCX3476 - February 14 - 15, 2010

Withdrawn from service and stored at Manchester - February 15, 2010

Rolled out in the standard Skywest livery at Manchester - March 22, 2010

Departed Manchester on the ferry flight to Australia as TCX032 - April 07, 2010

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight - April 11, 2010

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - April 12, 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNP - April 14, 2010

Registered to Orix Aviation Systems Ltd, Dublin

Leased to Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Observed stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - April 21, 2010

Certificate of Airworthiness issued - October 22, 2010

Aircraft configured to seat 162 passengers

Test flown at Melbourne as OZW800 - October 23, 2010

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as OZW801 - October 23, 2010

Operated first revenue service Perth - Cloudbank as XR241 - November 08, 2010

Virgin Australia announces its intention to acquire Skywest Airlines - October 30, 2012

Registered to MSN429 Lease Co. Ltd, Singapore - January 23, 2013

Leased to Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Virgin Australia finalises the acquisition of Skywest Airlines - April 11, 2013

Skywest Airlines is renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - May 03, 2013

Operated last revenue service in Skywest livery Perth - Newman as VA9601 - September 10, 2013

On arrival at Newman aircraft was grounded due to a technical problem

Ferried Newman - Perth as VA9991 - September 11, 2013

Ferried Perth - Singapore (Seletar) as VOZ9993 for overhaul and repainting into new livery - September 14, 2013

Test flown at Singapore in the Virgin Australia livery - October 30, 2013

Ferried Singapore - Perth (arrived 01:06 local) as VOZ9994 - October 31, 2013

Aircraft now named 'Honeymoon Cove'

Returned to service Perth - Boolgeeda as VA9211 - November 04, 2013

Current with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

 

EI-TLE. Translift - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-460.)

EI-TLE. Translift - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-420.)

EI-TLE. Leisure Air - in the basic Translift livery at Phoenix Airport, January 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-421.)

EI-TLE. Translift - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-422.)

EI-TLE. Turkish - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, May 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-423.)

EI-TLE. Turkish - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, May 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-426.)

EI-TLE. TransMeridian - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1997.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0320-690.)

EI-TLE. TransAer - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-424.)

EI-TLE. TransMeridian - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-425.)

EI-TLE. Britannia - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-427.)

C-GTDM. My Travel - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-428.)

G-BYTH. My Travel Lite - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, July 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-461.)

G-BYTH. My Travel - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, July 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-429.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, May 01, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-270.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 16, 2011.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-281.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 27, 2011.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-282.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 22, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-272.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 14, 2012.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0320-220.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, October 08, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-606.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, October 08, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-271.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, October 10, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-219.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 01, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-607.)

VH-FNP. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 18, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-608.)

VH-FNP. Virgin Australia - 'Honeymoon Cove' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 2014.

(W. Mallinson Copyright Image 0320-609.)

VH-FNP. Virgin Australia - 'Honeymoon Cove' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 13, 2016.

(J. A. Fox Copyright Image 0320-605.)

VH-FNP. Virgin Australia - 'Honeymoon Cove' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 01, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-765.)