VH-VOZ. Boeing 777-3ZGER. c/n 35302-745.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by International Lease Finance Company

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - August 11, 2008

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOZ - January 05, 2009

Registered to I.L.F.C. Los Angeles

First flown as VH-VOZ - January 08, 2009

Powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines

Accepted by I.L.F.C. at Everett (Paine Field) - January 26, 2009

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Victorville for cabin modifications as VAU9090 - January 28, 2009

Registered to Pelican 35302 Inc, Los Angeles - February 04, 2009

Leased to Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd t/a V Australia as the registered operator - February 06, 2009

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Los Angeles as VAU9090 - February 07, 2009

Departed Los Angeles on the delivery flight to Australia as VAU9090 - February 07, 2009

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - February 09, 2009

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Los Angeles - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains K. Pascoe, P. Halpin, K. Beard

Aircraft named 'Didgeree Blue' at special welcoming ceremony by Yolgnu Tribe, N.T. - February 09, 2009

Used for training and promotional flights prior to entering service

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VAU9090 - February 26, 2009

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as VA001 - February 27, 2009

This was also V Australia's inaugural service

Operated the inaugural Brisbne - Los Angeles service as VA007 - April 08, 2009

Operated the inaugural Sydney - Nadi service as VA029 - December 18, 2009

V Australia was renamed Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd - December 07, 2011

Aircraft was renamed 'Palm Beach'

Current with Virgin Australia

 

VH-VOZ. V Australia - 'Didgeree Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 15, 2009.

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VH-VOZ. V Australia - 'Didgeree Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2009.

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VH-VOZ. V Australia - 'Didgeree Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 03, 2010.

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VH-VOZ. V Australia - 'Didgeree Blue' in the standard livery at Los Angels Airport, March 2011.

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VH-VOZ. Virgin Australia - 'Palm Beach' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 2016.

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