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Old 22nd April 2023, 12:04 AM
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The 8 B737-8 aircraft for Virgin will be as follows.

VH-8IA, MSN-65045, LN-8604
VH-8IB, MSN-65047, LN-8724
VH-8IC, MSN-66635, LN-8747
VH-8ID, MSN-66638, LN-8863
VH-8IE, MSN-66644, LN-8882
VH-8IF, MSN-66647, LN-8919
VH-8IG, MSN-66648, LN-8905
VH-8IH, MSN-66650, LN-8944

The 8 for MAX-8, the I for International Config & A-Z being the sequential identification.

The aircraft will be configured as 8 Business Class, 30 Economy X, 138 Economy = 176 seats total.
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Old 9th May 2023, 06:54 AM
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8IA has rolled out in the current va liv, named 'Monkey Mia'
https://twitter.com/bfi_watch_ca350/...634816/photo/1

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Old 9th May 2023, 08:00 AM
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They've also 'tentatively' increased their MAX schedule

Adelaide – Denpasar eff 31MAR24
Brisbane – Apia eff 01APR24
Brisbane – Denpasar eff 31MAR24
Brisbane – Melbourne eff 31MAR24
Brisbane – Nadi eff 31MAR24
Melbourne – Adelaide eff 31MAR24
Melbourne – Denpasar eff 31MAR24
Melbourne – Hobart eff 31MAR24
Sydney – Apia eff 02APR24


https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230508-vans247m8
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Old 9th May 2023, 04:02 PM
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Virgin acknowledging further delays to Max 8 deliveries, Haneda to launch with 737-700.

http://https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/virgin-australia-boeing-737-max-delivery-delay[/URL]

VBY is in AUH getting updates to make this possible, presumably VBZ following soon after.

The ex KLM 700s can't be upgraded to the required standard.
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Old 9th May 2023, 07:31 PM
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What update works are required to enable the two -700s to fly to HND?
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Old 10th May 2023, 04:48 PM
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What update works are required to enable the two -700s to fly to HND?
Satcom (data and voice), second HF radio, ACARS, possibly CPDLC.
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Old 10th May 2023, 05:35 PM
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Satcom (data and voice), second HF radio, ACARS, possibly CPDLC.
Thanks!
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Old 10th May 2023, 11:01 PM
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They would have to change AOCs as well I would think to VAI?
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Old 11th May 2023, 12:54 AM
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There are only two in the VA stable, VA and VARA that are active, with the Tiger AOC retained for future use.
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Old 14th May 2023, 08:19 AM
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8IA

Aircraft manufacturer: THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft model: 737-8
Registration holder:
ZF FRANCE AIRCRAFT 1
c/o 32/F Far East Finance Centre, 16 Harcourt Rd
ADMIRALTY HONG KONG Hong Kong
Registered operator:
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES PTY LTD
PO Box 1034
SPRING HILL Qld 4004
Australia
Serial: 65045
Registration type: Full Registration
Date first registered: 8 May 2023
Registration holder commencement date: 8 May 2023
Registered operator commencement date: 8 May 2023
Country of manufacture: United States of America
Year of manufacture: 2023
Maximum takeoff weight: 81374.00
Engine manufacturer: CFM INTERNATIONAL, S.A.
Engine type: Turbofan
Number of engines: 2
Engine model: LEAP-1B25
Airframe:Power Driven Aeroplane
Propellor model: NOT APPLICABLE
Propellor manufacturer: AIRCRAFT NOT FITTED WITH PROPELLER
Fuel type: Kerosene
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