VH-ZPH. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000199.

 

This aircraft was the eighth 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-SGH - July 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPH - July 31, 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 - August 12, 2008

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - August 12, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 18, 2008

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

Aircraft named 'Hastings Highness'

Aircraft was configured to seat 6 Business Class and 92 Economy Class passengers

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Rockhampton as DJ1231 - August 25, 2008

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

Registered to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Operated final service in Virgin Blue livery Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as VA351 - March 22, 2014

Departed Brisbane for Alverca for maintenance and repainting as VA9901 - March 22, 2014

Arrived Alverca on completion of the ferry flight - March 26, 2014

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Subang - Chennai - Al Bateen - Heraklion - Alverca

Departed Alverca for Brisbane on the return ferry flight as VA9902 - April 26, 2014

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - April 30, 2014

Ferry route: Alverca - Heraklion - Abu Dhabi - Gan Island - Cocos Island - Port Headland - Brisbane

Aircraft renamed 'Honeymoon Cove'

Returned to service in the Virgin Australia livery Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA1273 - May 01, 2014

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 31, 2010.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 30, 2011.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 15, 2011.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 29, 2012.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 19, 2012.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 04, 2013.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 15, 2013.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 09, 2013.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 09, 2013.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 26, 2013.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 24, 2013.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 29, 2013.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Blue - 'Hastings Highness' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 29, 2013.

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VH-ZPH. Virgin Australia - 'Honeymoon Cove' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 07, 2016.

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