VH-ZHE. Embraer 170-100LR. c/n 17000247.

 

This was the second of three new aircraft ordered by Virgin Blue - February 20, 2007

Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - August 2008

First flown as PT-SFY in the Virgin Blue livery - August 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-8E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZHE - September 04, 2008

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 - September 04, 2008

Departed Sao Jose dos Csmpos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - September 20, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - September 27, 2008

Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Manaus - Curacao - Brownsville - Boeing Field - Anchorage

Petropavlosk Kamchatsky - Osaka - Saipan - Townsville - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Bee bop a-blue'

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ9060 - October 08, 2008

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ847 - October 08, 2008

Advertised for sale by Jetscape with 3,615 hours and 3,644 cycles - July 22, 2010

Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011

Operated final revenue service Rockhampton - Brisbane as DJ1240 - November 13, 2011

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ9062 - November 13, 2011

Departed Melbourne on the ferry flight to the United States in the Virgin livery as DJ9080 - November 22, 2011

Arrived Nashville on completion of the ferry flight - November 28, 2011

Ferry route: Melbourne - Broome - Cocos Island - Male - Muscat - Larnaca - Palma - Santa Maria - St Johns - Nashville

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 28, 2011

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N751CZ - November 29, 2011

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

The aircraft was placed in storage at Nashville

Leased to Delta Airlines - December 07, 2011

Sub-leased to Compass Airline, Minneapolis, U. S. A. as the registered operator

Compass Airlines operates aircraft for Delta Airlines in the Delta Airlines Connection livery

Observed at Philadelphia in service with Delta Connection - February 01, 2012

Current with Delta Connection

 

VH-ZHE. Virgin Blue - 'Bee-bop-a Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, date unknown.

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