VH-VPF. Boeing 777-3ZGER. c/n 37940-801.
This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd - ?
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - May 2009
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VPF - June 24, 2009
Registered to VB LH 2008 No.2 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland
Leased to Virgin Blue International Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
First flown at Everett as VH-VPF - July 15, 2009
Powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines
Accepted by V Australia at Everett )Paine Field) - October 01, 2009
Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Victorville for cabin modifications - October 01, 2009
Ferried Victorville - Los Angeles following completion of cabin modifications - October 09, 2009
Operated its first revenue service Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as VAU002 - October 09, 2009
It arrived at Sydney on completion of the delivery flight and first revenue service - October 11, 2009
The aircraft had not been named prior to the delivery flight
Operated the inaugural Los Angeles - Melbourne (Tullamarine) service as VA012 - November 29, 2009
Operated the inaugural Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Los Angeles service as VA011 - December 01, 2009
Operated the inaugural Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Phuket service as VA019 - December 03, 2009
Operated the inaugural Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Johanessburg service as VA015 - March 13, 2010
The aircraft carried a special 'Flying Lady' logo and the South African flag
V Australia was renamed Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd - December 07, 2011
The aircraft was named 'Caves Beach'
Ferried Brisbane - Singapore (Seletar) for planned maintenance as VOZ9949 - February 27, 2018
Current with Virgin Australia
VH-VPF. V-Australia - in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 04, 2009.
(R. Shaw Copyright Image 4675-007.)
VH-VPF. Virgin Aus - in the basic V-Australia livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 2011.
(J. Fernandez Copyright Image 4675-019.)
VH-VPF. Virgin Australia - in the hybrid livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 2011.
(J. Fernandez Copyright Image 4675-020.)
VH-VPF. Virgin Australia - in the hybrid livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 05, 2013.
(P. Finnigan Copyright Image 4675-014.)
VH-VPF. Virgin Australia - 'Caves Beach' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 30, 2016.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4675-021.)