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 11, 2011

Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Manaus - 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 - ?

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Brisbane as VA9901 - December 30, 2017

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to The Philippines as VA9941 - January 21, 2018

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Angeles City (Clark International)

Returned to the lessor at the end of the lease

This aircraft was intended to be leased by Jetgo Australia

Test flown Angeles City - Angeles City as VA9945 in the basic Jetgo livery - July 09, 2018

Test flown Angeles City - Angeles City as VA9946 - July 09, 2018

Ferried Angeles City (Clark International) - Darwin - Cairns as VA9946 - July 16, 2018

Test flown Cairns - Cairns as VA9946 in the basic Jetgo livery - July 18, 2018

The lease to Jetgo Australia was not taken up

Departed Cairns on the ferry flight to the Untited States as VA9946 - July 18, 2018

Arrived Nashville for interim storage in the basic Jetgo livery - July 23, 2018

Ferry route: Cairns - Nadi - Apia - Honolulu - Van Nuys - Nashville

Current status - ?

 

VH-ZPT. Virgin Australia - 'Little Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 07, 2012.

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VH-ZPT. Virgin Australia - 'Little Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 11, 2013.

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VH-ZPT. Virgin Australia - 'Little Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 06, 2014.

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VH-ZPT. Virgin Australia - 'Little Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 05, 2014.

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