VH-ZPI. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000202.

 

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

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

First flown as PT-SGK - July 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPI - August 08, 2008

Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Sao Jose dos Campos - August 28, 2008

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - August 28, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - September 03, 2008

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

The aircraft was named 'Allie Albury'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide as DJ750 - September 20, 2008

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

Operated last service in Virgin Blue livery Cairns - Brisbane as VA792 - April 30, 2014

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Portugal for maintenance and repaint as VA9901 - May 01, 2014

Arrived Portugal on completion of the ferry flight - May 03, 2014

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

Departed Portugal on the ferry flight to Australia in the Virgin Australia livery as VA9902 - June 04, 2014

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - June 06, 2014

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

Returned to service Brisbane - Rockhampton as VA1235 - June 09, 2014

The aircraft was renamed 'Seven Mile Beach' at the naming ceremony at Perth - July 16, 2014

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-ZPI. Virgin Blue - 'Allie Albury' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 27, 2011.

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VH-ZPI. Virgin Blue - 'Allie Albury' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 14, 2013.

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VH-ZPI. Virgin Blue - 'Allie Albury' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 15, 2013.

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VH-ZPI. Virgin Australia - 'Seven Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 15, 2014.

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VH-ZPI. Virgin Australia - 'Seven Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 15, 2014.

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VH-ZPI. Virgin Australia - 'Seven Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 22, 2014.

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VH-ZPI. Virgin Australia - 'Seven Mile Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 05, 2017.

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