VH-VPH. Boeing 777-3ZGER. c/n 37943-898.
Ordered new by Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - September 25, 2010
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VPH - October 15, 2010
Registered to VB LH 2008 No 2 Pty Ltd
Leased to Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
First flown at Paine (Everett) as VH-VPH - November 08, 2010
Powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines
Ferried Everett - Victorville for cabin modifications as VAU9070 - November 18, 2010
Cabin seating configured as: C35; W40; Y288
Ferried Victorville - Los Angeles following cabin modifications as VAU9070 - November 24, 2010
Operated first revenue service Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VAU002 - November 27, 2010
Arrived Sydney on completion of the delivery flight and first revenue service - November 29, 2010
Aircraft had not been named prior to delivery flight
Operated final Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Johannesburg - Melbourne service as VA015/016 - February 22-23, 2011
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VA9020 - February 24, 2011
Operated the inaugural Sydney - Abu Dhabi - Sydney service as VA029/030 - February 24, 2011
V Australia was renamed Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd - December 07, 2011
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore as VA9079 for repainting into new corporate livery - March 26, 2012
this was the first Virgin Australia Boeing 777 to be repainted
Rolled out at Singapore in the new corporate livery - April 11, 2012
Aircraft named 'St Kilda Beach'
Ferried Singapore - Abu Dhabi as VA9079 - April 11, 2012
Returned to service Adu Dhabi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VA030 - April 11, 2012
Current with Virgin Australia
VH-VPH. Virgin Australia - 'St Kilda Beach' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 14, 2012.
(G. Canciani Copyright Image 4675-009.)
VH-VPH. Virgin Australia - 'St Kilda Beach' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 27, 2012.
(R. Finlayson Copyright Image 4675-013.)