VH-VPE. Boeing 777-3ZGER. c/n 37939-764.

 

Ordered new by Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - January 18, 2009

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VPE - January 29, 2009

Registered to Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd

First flown at Everett (Paine Field) as VH-VPE - February 10, 2009

Powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines

Ferried Everett - Victorville for cabin modifications as VAU003 - February 27, 2009

Registered to VB LH2008 No2 Pty Ltd, Queensland - March 03, 2009

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

Ferried Victorville - Los Angeles following cabin modifications - April 04, 2009

Accepted by V Australia at Los Angeles - April 04, 2009

Departed Los Angeles on the first revenue service Los Angeles - Sydney as VAU002 - April 06, 2009

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight and first revenue service - April 08, 2009

Aircraft had not been named prior to the delivery flight

Operated final Sydney (KIngsford Smith) - Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) service - October 19, 2010

Operated final Brisbane - Phuket service as VA23 - February 20, 2011

Operated final Phuket - Melbourne (Tullamarine) service as VA24 - February 21, 2011

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

Operated inaugural Eithad Abu Dhabi - Kuala Lumpur - Abu Dhabi service - May 25, 2012

Aircraft named 'Noosa Beach'

Current with Virgin Australia

 

VH-VPE. V-Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2009.

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VH-VPE. V-Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2009.

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VH-VPE. Virgin Australia - in the hybrid livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 27, 2012.

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VH-VPE. Virgin Australia - in the hybrid livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 27, 2012.

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VH-VPE. Virgin Australia - 'Noosa Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 24, 2015.

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VH-VPE. Virgin Australia - 'Noosa Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 24, 2015.

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VH-VPE. Virgin Australia - 'Noosa Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 24, 2015.

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