VH-ZPO. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000321.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue - 2007

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

First flown as PT-TXJ - October 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-ZPO - September 13, 2009

Registered to VB E190 2009 No 2 Pty Ltd

Leased to Virgin Blue as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Sao Jose dos Campos - November 2009

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - November 19, 2009

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - November 23, 2009

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

The aircraft was named 'Portia Macquarie'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide (West Beach) as DJ1384 - December 09, 2009

Operated inaugural service Perth - Christmas Island - Cocos Island - Perth as DJ2901/2952/2980 - April 03, 2010

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

Registered to Avolon Aerospace AOE 43 Limited, Dublin, Ireland - July 04, 2012

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines as the registered operator

The aircraft was renamed 'Boomerang Beach'

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-ZPO. Virgin Blue - 'Portia Macquarie' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0190-003.)

VH-ZPO. Virgin Blue - 'Portia Macquarie' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 24, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0190-033.)