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Virgin’s V Australia takes delivery of first Boeing 777 sold to Australia – Bangalore Aviation

Virgin’s V Australia takes delivery of first Boeing 777 sold to Australia

Virgin Group’s new V Australia, the long haul airline of Virgin Blue, took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER.

The plane livery as delivered

The livery at the time of the order

The airplane, delivered by Boeing to International Lease Finance Corp. and leased to V Australia, is one of seven leased and purchased 777-300ERs V Australia will deploy on trans-Pacific and other routes.

The 6th February, Boeing Field ceremony included Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group Chief Executive Brett Godfrey, ILFC Chairman and CEO Steven F. Udvar-Hazy and senior Boeing officials.

V Australia will launch Sydney-Los Angeles non-stop service on Feb. 27, building to daily flights by March 20; and Brisbane-Los Angeles flights begin April 8, after more deliveries of the ordered planes are effected.

V Australia’s 777-3GZ(ER) construction number 35302, is powered the GE90-115B, is registered VH-VOZ, and will carry 361 passengers in business, premium economy and economy classes, with advanced in-flight entertainment options.

Boeing is especially pleased, for VH-VOZ is the first 777 sold to an Australian carrier.

VH-VOZ will land in Australia on February 9th.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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