VH-ZPM. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000262.
This aircraft was the second of three additional aircraft ordered new by Virgin Blue - February 20, 2007
Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - 2009
First flown as PT-TLC - 2009
Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines
The aircraft was configured with C6/Y92 seats
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPM - February 16, 2009
Registered to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland
Accepted by Virgin Blue at Sao Jose dos Campos - April 30, 2009
Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the ferry flight to New Zealand as DJ9082 - April 30, 2009
Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - May 05, 2009
Ferry route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Curacao - Fort Lauderdale - Brownsville - San Jose - Lihue - Pago Pago
The aircraft was named 'Emma Brear'
Performed a number of demonstration flights in New Zealand - May 06 - 08, 2009
Sustained damage to starboard engine on take-off from Hamilton when it hit a flock of plovers - May 07, 2009
The damaged fan blades were replaced and aircraft returned to demonstation flights - May 08, 2009
Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue as DJ9082 - May 09, 2009
Registered to Aldus Portfolio Leasing Limited, Shannon, Ireland - May 09, 2009
Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Rockhampton as DJ1245 - May 21, 2009
Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011
Current with Virgin Australia Airlines
VH-ZPM. Pacific Blue - 'Emma Brear' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 09, 2013.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-034.)
VH-ZPM. Pacific Blue - 'Emma Brear' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 08, 2013.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-039.)