VH-ZPE. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000187.
This aircraft was the fifth of eleven new aircraft ordered by Virgin Blue - November 02, 2006
Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - June 2008
First flown as PT-SDV - June 2008
Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPE - June 12, 2008
Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill
Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - June 30, 2008
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - July 03, 2008
Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Manaus - Curacao - Brownsville - San Jose - Lihue - Pago Pago - Brisbane
The aircraft was named 'Bluephoria'
Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide as DJ756 - July 09, 2008
Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011
Current with Virgin Australia Airlines
VH-ZPE. Virgin Blue - 'Bluephoria' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 28, 2008.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0190-026.)