VH-VPD. Boeing 777-3ZGER. c/n 37938-756.

 

Ordered new by Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - December 07, 2008

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

Registered to Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd

First flown at Everett as VH-VPD - January 19, 2009

Powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines

Accepted by V Australia at Everett - January 30, 2009

Ferried Everett - Victorville for cabin modifications as VAU9090 - January 31, 2009

Registered to VB LH2008 No 2 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland - February 09, 2009

Leased to Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd t/a V Australia as the registered operator

Ferried Victorville - Los Angeles as VAU9090 - February 17, 2009

Departed Los Angeles on the delivery flight to Australia as VUA9090 - February 01, 2009

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - February 20, 2009

Delivery route: Seattle (Everett) - Victorville - Los Angeles - Brisbane

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

Aircraft was not named on delivery

Used for training and promotional flights prior to entering service

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VAU9090 - March 04, 2009

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles service as VA001 - March 04, 2009

Port side V Australia titles changed to Virgin Australia at Los Angeles - November 08, 2011

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

Aircraft was renamed 'Avalon Beach'

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Brisbane on completion of planned maintenance as VOZ9948 - February 27, 2018

Current with Virgin Australia

 

VH-VPD. V-Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 09, 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4675-004.)

VH-VPD. V-Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 31, 2012.

(G. Canciani Copyright Image 4675-008.)

VH-VPD. Virgin Australia - in the hybrid livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 28, 2012.

(R. Finlayson Copyright Image 4675-010.)