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First repainted Virgin Australia 777 in service

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 30, 2012
VH-VPH is seen here landing at Melbourne from Los Angeles on April 14. (Gordon Reid)

The first former V Australia Boeing 777-300ER to be repainted in Virgin Australia colours has re-entered service.

VH-VPH St Kilda Beach ferried from Sydney to Singapore on March 26 where it was painted in Virgin Australia colours.

It then ferried from Singapore to Abu Dhabi where it entered service in the new scheme on April 11 operating VA30 to Sydney, arriving April 12.

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20 Comments

  • Dan Wikers

    says:

    I still think the new scheme is just a little too bland. Maybe the Virgin Australia text needs to be a little darker?
    Red on white is great though.

    Also remove the flying lady symbols on the nose’s, It just looks like graffiti from a distance.

  • stephen

    says:

    That 777 looks better than it was before.

  • Michael

    says:

    Loving it! Simplistic and powerful on a magnificent aircraft like the 777!

  • Michael

    says:

    Loving it! Simplistic and beautiful on a magnificent aircraft like the 777!

  • Darren Thomson

    says:

    If they could incorporate the Southern Cross design as they did with the silver scheme it would be a lot more appealing…
    Otherwise it just looks like a budget Qantas brand.

  • Ashfaqul Bari

    says:

    The previous livery looked much better, this is way tooo bland,

  • Dennis Ting

    says:

    Come on. I think Virgin Australia are trying to be more conservative and lose the exciting image that Virgin Blue started with. Making their planes bland and indistiguishable rather than the red jets is just part of the strategy.

  • Dan

    says:

    So they want to be the bland Toyota Camry of the air. For what they paid the designer to redo the logo they could have run a competion as they did when they started the name.

  • Stephen

    says:

    Hopefully DJ will do as VS does, and update the livery in a few years. It is too bland – the silver lettering is a bad idea, in bright sunlight it’s virtually unreadable. Perhaps matching VS’s red engine cowlings would be a good idea too, making the aircraft still more distinguishable from QF’s.

  • Norman

    says:

    NOW if only Mr joyce would get his head out of his tukass and admit the QANTAS needs the 777 but he won’t cause EGO won’t let him and he would have to say he is wrong FOR NOT HAVING THE AIRLINER IN THE FLEET . ALLAN QANTAS NEEDS THE 777 JUST GET OVER YOURSELF AND ADMIT YOU AND THE BOARD ARE WRONG.!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NJP

    says:

    Think the new Virgin Australia paint job would look better with Virgin Atlantic-style coloured tails and the logo reading upwards on both sides. It looks like a 5year old had a go with photoshop to see how big they could get the logo.

  • gary

    says:

    Ahhh Virgin doesn’t do anything for me what ever colour it is. Funny howpeople kick up a stick about Qantas outsourcing jobs overseas where as Virgin Australia mostly has all there services done overseas.

  • Dan

    says:

    Yeah true painted in Singapore. Has Virgin had any of theirs painted locally. And NZ is not local

  • Dane

    says:

    Is there a paintshop capable of handling a 773 in Aus?

  • Dan

    says:

    Probably not a 777 but there is a paint shop in Townville that can do 737’s. Get the unions onto virgin over that one.

  • Wayne

    says:

    Have a peek through the doors of the paint shop hangar in Townsville, you might be surprised to see a VA 737 in there being painted from time to time…

  • Cooper

    says:

    Dan,

    Wayne is right. Virgin gets most of their smaller aircraft painted in Townsville. And guess what, that’s in australia

  • Fudge

    says:

    best looking virgin australia plane yet!!

  • Mr Nice

    says:

    Horrified to see the new paint job, V-Aus had one of the best liveries in the business

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First repainted Virgin Australia 777 in service

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 30, 2012
VH-VPH is seen here landing at Melbourne from Los Angeles on April 14. (Gordon Reid)

The first former V Australia Boeing 777-300ER to be repainted in Virgin Australia colours has re-entered service.

VH-VPH St Kilda Beach ferried from Sydney to Singapore on March 26 where it was painted in Virgin Australia colours.

It then ferried from Singapore to Abu Dhabi where it entered service in the new scheme on April 11 operating VA30 to Sydney, arriving April 12.

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20 Comments

  • Dan Wikers

    says:

    I still think the new scheme is just a little too bland. Maybe the Virgin Australia text needs to be a little darker?
    Red on white is great though.

    Also remove the flying lady symbols on the nose’s, It just looks like graffiti from a distance.

  • stephen

    says:

    That 777 looks better than it was before.

  • Michael

    says:

    Loving it! Simplistic and powerful on a magnificent aircraft like the 777!

  • Michael

    says:

    Loving it! Simplistic and beautiful on a magnificent aircraft like the 777!

  • Darren Thomson

    says:

    If they could incorporate the Southern Cross design as they did with the silver scheme it would be a lot more appealing…
    Otherwise it just looks like a budget Qantas brand.

  • Ashfaqul Bari

    says:

    The previous livery looked much better, this is way tooo bland,

  • Dennis Ting

    says:

    Come on. I think Virgin Australia are trying to be more conservative and lose the exciting image that Virgin Blue started with. Making their planes bland and indistiguishable rather than the red jets is just part of the strategy.

  • Dan

    says:

    So they want to be the bland Toyota Camry of the air. For what they paid the designer to redo the logo they could have run a competion as they did when they started the name.

  • Stephen

    says:

    Hopefully DJ will do as VS does, and update the livery in a few years. It is too bland – the silver lettering is a bad idea, in bright sunlight it’s virtually unreadable. Perhaps matching VS’s red engine cowlings would be a good idea too, making the aircraft still more distinguishable from QF’s.

  • Norman

    says:

    NOW if only Mr joyce would get his head out of his tukass and admit the QANTAS needs the 777 but he won’t cause EGO won’t let him and he would have to say he is wrong FOR NOT HAVING THE AIRLINER IN THE FLEET . ALLAN QANTAS NEEDS THE 777 JUST GET OVER YOURSELF AND ADMIT YOU AND THE BOARD ARE WRONG.!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NJP

    says:

    Think the new Virgin Australia paint job would look better with Virgin Atlantic-style coloured tails and the logo reading upwards on both sides. It looks like a 5year old had a go with photoshop to see how big they could get the logo.

  • gary

    says:

    Ahhh Virgin doesn’t do anything for me what ever colour it is. Funny howpeople kick up a stick about Qantas outsourcing jobs overseas where as Virgin Australia mostly has all there services done overseas.

  • Dan

    says:

    Yeah true painted in Singapore. Has Virgin had any of theirs painted locally. And NZ is not local

  • Dane

    says:

    Is there a paintshop capable of handling a 773 in Aus?

  • Dan

    says:

    Probably not a 777 but there is a paint shop in Townville that can do 737’s. Get the unions onto virgin over that one.

  • Wayne

    says:

    Have a peek through the doors of the paint shop hangar in Townsville, you might be surprised to see a VA 737 in there being painted from time to time…

  • Cooper

    says:

    Dan,

    Wayne is right. Virgin gets most of their smaller aircraft painted in Townsville. And guess what, that’s in australia

  • Fudge

    says:

    best looking virgin australia plane yet!!

  • Mr Nice

    says:

    Horrified to see the new paint job, V-Aus had one of the best liveries in the business

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First repainted Virgin Australia 777 in service

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 30, 2012
VH-VPH is seen here landing at Melbourne from Los Angeles on April 14. (Gordon Reid)

The first former V Australia Boeing 777-300ER to be repainted in Virgin Australia colours has re-entered service.

VH-VPH St Kilda Beach ferried from Sydney to Singapore on March 26 where it was painted in Virgin Australia colours.

It then ferried from Singapore to Abu Dhabi where it entered service in the new scheme on April 11 operating VA30 to Sydney, arriving April 12.

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25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

20 Comments

  • Dan Wikers

    says:

    I still think the new scheme is just a little too bland. Maybe the Virgin Australia text needs to be a little darker?
    Red on white is great though.

    Also remove the flying lady symbols on the nose’s, It just looks like graffiti from a distance.

  • stephen

    says:

    That 777 looks better than it was before.

  • Michael

    says:

    Loving it! Simplistic and powerful on a magnificent aircraft like the 777!

  • Michael

    says:

    Loving it! Simplistic and beautiful on a magnificent aircraft like the 777!

  • Darren Thomson

    says:

    If they could incorporate the Southern Cross design as they did with the silver scheme it would be a lot more appealing…
    Otherwise it just looks like a budget Qantas brand.

  • Ashfaqul Bari

    says:

    The previous livery looked much better, this is way tooo bland,

  • Dennis Ting

    says:

    Come on. I think Virgin Australia are trying to be more conservative and lose the exciting image that Virgin Blue started with. Making their planes bland and indistiguishable rather than the red jets is just part of the strategy.

  • Dan

    says:

    So they want to be the bland Toyota Camry of the air. For what they paid the designer to redo the logo they could have run a competion as they did when they started the name.

  • Stephen

    says:

    Hopefully DJ will do as VS does, and update the livery in a few years. It is too bland – the silver lettering is a bad idea, in bright sunlight it’s virtually unreadable. Perhaps matching VS’s red engine cowlings would be a good idea too, making the aircraft still more distinguishable from QF’s.

  • Norman

    says:

    NOW if only Mr joyce would get his head out of his tukass and admit the QANTAS needs the 777 but he won’t cause EGO won’t let him and he would have to say he is wrong FOR NOT HAVING THE AIRLINER IN THE FLEET . ALLAN QANTAS NEEDS THE 777 JUST GET OVER YOURSELF AND ADMIT YOU AND THE BOARD ARE WRONG.!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NJP

    says:

    Think the new Virgin Australia paint job would look better with Virgin Atlantic-style coloured tails and the logo reading upwards on both sides. It looks like a 5year old had a go with photoshop to see how big they could get the logo.

  • gary

    says:

    Ahhh Virgin doesn’t do anything for me what ever colour it is. Funny howpeople kick up a stick about Qantas outsourcing jobs overseas where as Virgin Australia mostly has all there services done overseas.

  • Dan

    says:

    Yeah true painted in Singapore. Has Virgin had any of theirs painted locally. And NZ is not local

  • Dane

    says:

    Is there a paintshop capable of handling a 773 in Aus?

  • Dan

    says:

    Probably not a 777 but there is a paint shop in Townville that can do 737’s. Get the unions onto virgin over that one.

  • Wayne

    says:

    Have a peek through the doors of the paint shop hangar in Townsville, you might be surprised to see a VA 737 in there being painted from time to time…

  • Cooper

    says:

    Dan,

    Wayne is right. Virgin gets most of their smaller aircraft painted in Townsville. And guess what, that’s in australia

  • Fudge

    says:

    best looking virgin australia plane yet!!

  • Mr Nice

    says:

    Horrified to see the new paint job, V-Aus had one of the best liveries in the business

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