VH-ZPT. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000451.
This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue - ?
Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines - May 04, 2011
Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - June 2011
First flown as PT-TJX - ?
Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPT - June 24, 2011
Registered to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland
Accepted by Virgin Blue at Sao Jose dos Campos - August 05, 2011
Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9080 - August 05, 2011
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight in the Virgin Australia livery - August 2011
Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Manuas - Brownsville - San Jose - Lihue - Apia - Brisbane
Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest National Association, Salt Lake City, Utah - August 10, 2011
Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland as the registered operator
Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ9340 - August 28, 2011
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ803 - August 29, 2011
The aircraft entered service unnamed
The aircraft was subsequently named 'Little Beach'
The aircraft was reconfigured with C6/Y92 seats - ?
Current with Virgin Australia Airlines
VH-ZPT. Virgin Australia - 'Little Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 11, 2013.
(R. Brown Copyright Image 0190-048.)
VH-ZPT. Virgin Australia - 'Little Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 06, 2014.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-041.)