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.)