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.)