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.)