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'
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.)