VH-ZPN. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000312.


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

Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - July 2009

First flown as PT-TXA - July 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-ZPN - August 25, 2009

Registered to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Sao Jose dos Campos - August 25, 2009

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - August 25, 2009

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 28, 2009

Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Curacao - Brownsville - Tucson - San Jose - Lihue - Apia - Brisbane

The aircraft was named 'Kanga Blue'

Registered to VB E190-2009 No 2 Pty Ltd - September 22, 2009

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Canberra as DJ1212 - October 08, 2009

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

The aircraft was renamed 'Arrawarra Beach'

Registered to Emerald Aviation AOE 7 Limited Avolon, Dublin, Ireland - October 21, 2013

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland as the registered operator

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines


VH-ZPN. Pacific Blue - 'Kanga Blue' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 17, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0190-032.)

VH-ZPN. Virgin Australia - 'Arrawarra Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 18, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-043.)