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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