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.)