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.)