VH-ZHF. Embraer 170-100LR. c/n 17000255.

 

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

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

First flown as PT-SJH - September 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-8E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZHF - September 26, 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 - December 13, 2008

Departed Sao Jose dos Csmpos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - December 13, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - December 18, 2008

Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Recife - Las Palmas - Ibiza - Heraklion - Muscat - Male -

Cocos Islands - Broome - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Little Miss Sunshine Coast'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Rockhampton as DJ1235 - December 28, 2008

Advertised for sale by Jetscape with 3,119 hours and 3,128 cycles - July 22, 2010

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

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ882 - January 14, 2012

Departed Melbourne on the ferry flight to the United States in the Virgin Blue livery as DJ9082 - January 24, 2012

Arrived Nashville on completion of the ferry flight - January 28, 2012

Ferry route: Melbourne - Brisbane - Honiara - Mujuro - Honolulu - San Jose - Nashville

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register -January 31, 2012

This was the last Virgin Blue Embraer ERJ-170 to leave the fleet

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N752CZ - February 01, 2012

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

Leased to Delta Airlines as the registered operator

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

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

Current with Delta Connection

 

VH-ZHF. Virgin Blue - 'Little Miss Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 09, 2009.

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VH-ZHF. Virgin Blue - 'Little Miss Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 22, 2011.

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VH-ZHF. Virgin Blue - 'Little Miss Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 15, 2011.

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