VH-ZPJ. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000209.

 

This aircraft was the tenth 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-SGS - July 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPJ - September 04, 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 - September 28, 2008

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

Arrived Brisbane aon completion of the delivery flight - October 02, 2008

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

The aircraft was named 'Bambino Blue'

Ferried Brisbane - Canberra as DJ9060 - October 14, 2008

Operated first revenue service Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ915 - October 14, 2008

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

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-ZPJ. Virgin Blue - 'Bambino Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 13, 2008.

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VH-ZPJ. Virgin Blue - 'Bambino Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 13, 2008.

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VH-ZPJ. Virgin Blue - 'Bambino Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 26, 2009.

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VH-ZPJ. Virgin Blue - 'Bambino Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 08, 2013.

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