VH-EWI. BAe 146-300. c/n E3171.

 

This aircraft was built at the British Aerospace Hatfield plant for an East West Airlines order

First flown at Hatfield as 'G-5-171' - June 09, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWI - August 25, 1990

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd, Tamworth

The aircraft was configured to seat 94 economy class passengers

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to Australia - August 25, 1990

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the delivery flight - August 29, 1990

Delivery route: Hatfield - Italy - Egypt - Yemen - Oman - India - Thailand - Singapore - Indonesia - Darwin - Tamworth

Operated first revenue service Sydney )Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta as EW146 - September 05, 1990

Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett purchased East-West Airlines - May 27, 1993

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - March 17, 1994

Operated inaugural Ansett Australia Perth - Christmas Is - Cocos Is service as AN430 - September 04, 1993

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as AN122 - February 06, 2000

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4406 - February 06, 2000

Conducted an acceptance flight for Manx at Melbourne as AN4406 - February 16, 2000

Sold to British Regional Airlines, U.K. - February 17, 2000

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 17, 2000

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-OINV - February 17, 2000

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - February 20, 2000

Overhaulled by JEA Engineering, Exeter prior to entering service with British Regional Airlines

Operated first revenue service with British Regional - May 17, 2000

Transferred to British Airways CitiExpress (Isle of Man) Ltd when the company was renamed

Transferred to BA Connect when BA CitiExpress was renamed - January 01, 2006

Sold to Flybe when it purchased the BA Connect operations - March 05, 2007

Observed at Exeter devoid of all BA markings - May 21, 2007

Returned to service - May 28, 2007

Withdrawn from service and ferried Gatwick - Exeter as BEE042P - January 06, 2008

Returned to lessor

Current status unknown

 

VH-EWI. EastWest - in the standard livery at an unknown location, August 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-125.)

VH-EWI. EastWest - in the standard livery at an unknown location, August 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-124.)

VH-EWI. EastWest - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1990.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0414-149.)

VH-EWI. EastWest - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-050.)

VH-EWI. EastWest - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-049.)

VH-EWI. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-001.)