VH-ZHB. Embraer 170-100LR. c/n 17000187.

 

This aircraft was the second of three aircraft ordered new by Virgin Blue - November 02, 2006

Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - September 2007

First flown as PT-SUG - September 2007

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-8E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZHB - October 09, 2007

Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Sao Jose dos Campos - Manaus - Curacao - Brownsville - Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 15 - 16, 2007

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - October 18, 2007

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - October 22, 2007

Delivery route: Seattle - Anchorage - Petropavlovsk - Sendai - Saipan - Cairns - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Brazilant Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Cairns as DJ771 - October 22, 2007

Advertised for sale by Jetscape.aero configured with 78 economy class seats - July 22, 2010

Aircraft noted as having flown 5,918 hours with 6,029 cycles when advertised for sale

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ288 - April 24, 2011

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to the United States in the Virgin Blue livery as DJ9093 - May 13, 2011

Arrived Great Falls on complete of the ferry flight - May 16, 2011

Ferry route: Melbourne - Cairns - Saipan - Osaka (Kansai) - Petropavlosk Kamchatsky - Anchorage - Great Falls

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 17, 2011

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N747CZ - May 19, 2011

Registered to Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Leased to Delta Airlines and sub-leased to Compass Airlines, Minneapolis as the registered operator

Compass Airlines operates their aircraft in the Delta Airlines Connection livery

Observed at Minneapolis operating for Compass Airlines - August 14, 2011

Current with Compass Airlines

 

VH-ZHB. Virgin Blue - 'Brazilant Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, date unknown.

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