G-PATE. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 24093-1727.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Nordress Ltd - July 1987

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 1989

First flown as G-PATE - May 22, 1989

Powered by CFM56-3B2 engines

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as G-PATE - May 1989

Registered to Nordress Ltd

Accepted by Nordress at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 08, 1989

Leased to Paramount Airways Ltd, Bristol, England

Sub-leased to Queensland Government by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services - November 1989

Arrived Brisbane aon completion of the ferry flight - November 6, 1989

Operated for Ansett by Paramount flight crews during the pilots' dispute

Flown in all-white livery with 'Ansett' titles on lower forward fuselage and a white tail

Had red 'Queensland' titles and green stylised palm tree above forward windows

Transferred to East West Airlines - April 01, 1990

The aircraft was configured with 140 economy class seats

'Ansett' titles were replaced by 'East-West' titles and East West tail logo applied

Utilised on the East West Sydney - Hobart; Sydney - Coolangatta; Sydney - Brisbane-Cairns services

The aircraft was returned to the lessor on termination of the lease - April 30, 1990

Departed Australia on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - ?

Leased to Viacao Aereos Rio Grandense SA t/a VARIG - May 13, 1990

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PP-VOR - ?

Returned to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) - July 2006

Cancelled from the Brazialian Aircraft Register - August 2006

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N493AN - August 14, 2006

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services Ltd

Ferried Rio de Janeiro - Georgetown, Guyana for storage - August 16, 2006

Leased to Batavia Airways, Indonesia - April 2007

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-YVX - April 20, 2007

Current status - ?

 

G-PATE. Queensland - in the all-white livery with additional 'Ansett' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1990.

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G-PATE. Queensland - in the all-white livery with additional 'East-West' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1990.

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G-PATE. Queensland - in the all-white livery with additional 'East-West' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1990.

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G-PATE. Queensland - in the all-white livery with additional 'East-West' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1990.

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G-PATE. Queensland - in the all-white livery with additional 'East-West' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1990.

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