VH-ZHC. Embraer 170-100LR. c/n 17000191.
This was the last of three aircraft ordered new by Virgin Blue - November 02, 2006
Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - October 2007
First flown as PT-SUR - October 2007
Powered by General Electric GE CF34-8E5 engines
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZHC - October 30, 2007
Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland
Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Accepted by Virgin Blue at Sao Jose dos Campos - November 07, 2007
Departed Sao Jose dos Csmpos on the delivery flight to Australia - November 09, 2007
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - November 14, 2007
Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Recife - Malaga - Cocos Island - Broome - Brisbane
Aircraft named 'Irresisto Blue'
Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ258 - November 29, 2007
Advertised for sale by Jetscape.aero configured with 78 economy class seats - July 22, 2010
Aircraft noted as having flown 5,677 hours with 5,870 cycles when it was advertised for sale
Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011
Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ258 - May 16, 2011
Departed Melbourne on the ferry flight to the United States in the Virgin Blue livery as DJ9093 - May 24, 2011
Arrived Great Falls on completion of the ferry flight - May 27, 2011
Ferry route: Melbourne - Cairns - Saipan - Osaka (Kansai) - Petropavlosk Kamchatsky - Anchorage - Great Falls
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 30, 2011
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N748CZ - June 03, 2011
Registered to Bank of Utah Trustee
Leased to Delta Airlines and sub-leased to Compass Airlines, Minneapolis as the registered operator
Compass Airlines operates their aircraft in full Delta Airlines Connection livery
Observed at Minneapolis operating for Compass Airlines - August 14, 2011
Current with Compass Airlines
VH-ZHC. Virgin Blue - 'Irresisto Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 12, 2007.
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VH-ZHC. Virgin Blue - 'Irresisto Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 31, 2008.
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VH-ZHC. Virgin Blue - 'Irresisto Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 03, 2010.
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