VH-ZPG. Embraer 190-100IGW. c/n 19000195.
This aircraft was the seventh of eleven new aircraft ordered by Virgin Blue - November 02, 2006
Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - June 2008
First flown as PT-SGD - July 2008
Powered by General Electric GE CF34-10E5 engines
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZPG - July 23, 2008
Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill
Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Accepted by Virgin Blue at Sao Jose dos Campos - September 05, 2008
Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9082 - September 05, 2008
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - September 12, 2008
Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Manaus - Curacao - Brownsville - San Jose - Lihue - Pago Pago - Brisbane
The aircraft was named 'Ella E-Jet'
Operated its first revenue service Brisbane-? - September 2008
Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011
Current with Virgin Australia Airlines
VH-ZPG. Virgin Blue - 'Ella E-Jet' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 26, 2009.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0190-018.)
VH-ZPG. Virgin Blue - 'Ella E-Jet' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 17, 2010.
(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0190-028.)
VH-ZPG. Virgin Blue - 'Ella E-Jet' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 15, 2013.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-035.)
VH-ZPG. Virgin Blue - 'Ella E-Jet' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 08, 2013.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0190-037.)