VH-ZPA. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000148.

 

This aircraft was the first of eleven new aircraft ordered by Virgin Blue - November 02, 2006

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

First flown as PT-SAB - February 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPA - February 26, 2008

Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Forrest Hill

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia - March 09, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - March 11, 2008

Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Curacao - Brownsville - San Jose - Kona - PagoPago - Noumea - Brisbane

Aircraft named 'Candid Canberra'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Cairns as DJ771 - April 02, 2008

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

The aircraft was renamed 'Apollo Beach'

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-ZPA. Virgin Blue - 'Candid Canberra' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Blue - 'Candid Canberra' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 28, 2008.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Australia - 'Apollo Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 11, 2013.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Australia - 'Apollo Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 22, 2013.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Australia - 'Apollo Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 02, 2014.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Australia - 'Apollo Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 17, 2014.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Australia - 'Apollo Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 18, 2014.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Australia - 'Apollo Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 03, 2016.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Australia - 'Apollo Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 03, 2016.

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VH-ZPA. Virgin Australia - 'Apollo Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 15, 2016.

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