VH-ZPL. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000220.

 

This aircraft was the first of three additional aircraft ordered new by Virgin Blue - February 20, 2007

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

First flown as PT-SHD - October 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines

The aircraft is configured with C6/Y92 seats

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPL - October 13, 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 - October 31, 2008

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - October 31, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - November 05, 2008

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

Nadi - Brisbane - Coolangatta - Brisbane

The aircraft was named 'Samba Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide (West Beach) as DJ754 - December 06, 2008

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

The aircraft was renamed 'Clifton Beach'

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-ZPL. Virgin Blue - 'Samba Blue' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 17, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0190-031.)

VH-ZPL. Virgin Blue - 'Samba Blue' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0190-052.)

VH-ZPL. Virgin Australia - 'Clifton Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 07, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-051.)