VH-ZPF. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000193.

 

This aircraft was the sixth 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-SGB - July 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPF - July 17, 2008

Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Sao Jose dos Campos - July 17, 2008

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - August 02, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 06, 2008

Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Manaus - Curacao - Brownsville - San Jose - Lihue - Pago Pago - Brisbane

The aircraft was named 'Maiden Brazil'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Mackay as DJ953 - August 15, 2008

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

The aircraft was renamed 'Whitehaven Beach'

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-ZPF. Virgin Blue - 'Maiden Brazil' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 01, 2008.

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VH-ZPF. Virgin Australia - 'Whitehaven Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 11, 2014.

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VH-ZPF. Virgin Australia - 'Whitehaven Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 11, 2014.

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VH-ZPF. Virgin Australia - 'Whitehaven Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 11, 2014.

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