VH-ZPD. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000176.

 

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

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

First flown as PT-SDL - April 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPD - May 06, 2008

Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - May 30, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - June 02, 2008

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

The aircraft was named 'Tickled Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Rockhampton as DJ1239 - June 09, 2008

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

The aircraft was renamed 'Dudley Beach'

Operated final revenue service - ?

Exported to Israel as '4X-EMD'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 15, 2016

 

VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 11, 2008.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2009.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 07, 2012.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 07, 2013.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 28, 2013.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 17, 2013.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Blue - 'Tickled Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 22, 2013.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Australia - 'Dudley Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-ZPD. Virgin Australia - 'Dudley Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 19, 2014.

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

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