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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Jetstar A320 VH-VFN sharklets

Jetstar's newest Airbus A320-232(WL) VH-VFN msn 5566 arrived into Brisbane tonight operating JQ818/819 to/from Sydney. The aircraft was delivered to Jetstar in Melbourne on 7/4/13.

This marks the first arrival of an Airbus A320 equipped with the new 2.4 meter high sharklets on the wingtips. The new sharklets certainly give the A320 a whole new look and are designed mainly to increase fuel efficiency and improve the lift-to-drag ratio. The aircraft is also Jetstar's 100th aircraft and features special artwork on the rear fuselage celebrating the occasion.

Below is an excellent photo taken by Gold Coast spotter Brock Little of VFN making its first revenue flight to the Gold Coast last night.

A320-232(WL) VH-VFN with new sharklets and 100th aircraft scheme - Photo by Brock Little

Below is a timelapse video showing how they applied Jetstar's special 100th aircraft livery to VFN.