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Old 11th February 2021, 12:50 PM
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Ex-Tiger A320 VH-VNH positioned WTB to ASP today for further storage.
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Old 11th February 2021, 04:34 PM
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B738 VH-YFC flew BNE to XSP via DRW on 8/2/21 for maintenance, while VH-YFL is currently en-route to BNE after maintenance in XSP.
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Old 11th February 2021, 07:13 PM
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VUA
VUB
VOT
All parked in Melbourne by lessor. No longer part of VA fleet.

VUE, VUX also in MEL however remain in storage with VA.

YIW will position from BNE to MEL next week.
YIZ will likely to service next week ex MEL.
YIG to XSP later in the month.
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Old 11th February 2021, 10:35 PM
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VUA
VUB
VOT
All parked in Melbourne by lessor. No longer part of VA fleet.

VUE, VUX also in MEL however remain in storage with VA.

YIW will position from BNE to MEL next week.
YIZ will likely to service next week ex MEL.
YIG to XSP later in the month.
That's great, thanks Dave.
Are you aware of what will happen to VUW, YVC and VUY? Will they remain in storage in BNE?

Cheers.
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Old 12th February 2021, 05:53 PM
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Will position to HKG (via DRW) for maintenance in the next couple of weeks
Tristan, in post #171 of this thread Dave advised that VUW was going to HKG for maintenance so will probably be returning to active service with VA.
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Old 12th February 2021, 06:11 PM
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Tristan, in post #171 of this thread Dave advised that VUW was going to HKG for maintenance so will probably be returning to active service with VA.
You're absolutely correct! ..
So the question is then just on YVC and VUY.

Cheers.
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Old 12th February 2021, 09:04 PM
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Thank you for the information you have been providing on Virgin movements, Dave. It is very helpful to us spotters trying to determine the future Virgin fleet of 56 B738s.

Are you or anyone else able to advise which of the Virgin B738 fleet that is currently inactive is being retained by Virgin for future return to service and which have been or are to be returned to lessor or sold?

I have the following Virgin and Tiger B738s as inactive and in storage at present - VH-VOR, VOQ, VOS, VOT; VH-VUA, VUB, VUD, VUE, VUW (to return to service after maintenance in HKG?), VUX, VUY; YFE, YFH, YFJ, YFL; YIW, YIZ; YVC.

VH-VUC and VOY are in Jinan for freighter conversion, so it is assumed they have been returned to lessor.

Maybe other B738s have been earmarked for lease to REX to achieve the additional aircraft they wish to have in service over the next 12 months.
YFE, YFH, YFJ - All released from VA fleet
YVC - Will remain, however in storage for now
VOR, VOQ, VOS - All released from VA fleet
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Old 12th February 2021, 09:05 PM
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I reckon the below are the future 56 VA fleet based on 'piecing bits together'. I may be wrong so someone at VA may be able to correct/confirm:

20 17 13 3 3 = 56

IA OK FC WA VA
IB OL FF WD VC
ID ON FK WE VD
IE OO FL
IF UG FR
IG UH FS
IH UK FT
IJ UL FU
IL UO FV
IM UP FW
IO UQ FX
IQ US FY
IR UT FZ
IS UW
IT UX
IU UY
IV UZ
IW
IY
IZ

I don't believe any of the "VH-YI*" are going!?
Correct all YI* remaining
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Old 12th February 2021, 09:06 PM
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Tristan, it was 20+17+13+3+3=56. Yes, my question was also about the two B737-7s that are currently flying for Virgin.

Just because the aircraft now have new owners, does that affect the operation of the aircraft with the airline? New lease probably, although the ten that you mention are all still in storage, as far as I can tell. Are they in storage for future operations with Virgin or awaiting future leases with other operators?

The four aircraft that you mention are going to REX and are still in CGK for maintenance, repainting and readiness.

Interesting list, Steve. A few that you have mentioned are in long-term storage, such as VUX & YIW.

Do you think that the B737-7s will leave the fleet? Virgin look to be operating them frequently from BNE to ADL and north along the QLD coast.
700s remain in fleet
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Old 13th February 2021, 07:34 AM
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Thank you for all the VA information you have been able to provide, Dave.

Can you please advise whether VH-VUD and VH-VUY are no longer in the VA fleet?
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