VH-ZPB. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000162.

 

This aircraft was the second 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-SAR - March 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPB - March 25, 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 - April 01, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - April 04, 2008

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

Aircraft named 'Rio de Gold Coast'

Operated first revenue service as - ?

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

The aircraft was renamed 'Bicheno Beach'

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-ZPB. Virgin Blue - 'Rio de Gold Coast' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0190-013.)

VH-ZPB. Virgin Australia - 'Bicheno Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 10, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-114.)

VH-ZPB. Virgin Australia - 'Bicheno Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 06, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-112.)

VH-ZPB. Virgin Australia - 'Bicheno Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 16, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-050.)

VH-ZPB. Virgin Australia - 'Bicheno Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 08, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-113.)