VH-EWK. BAe 146-300. c/n E3175.


 

Built at the British Aerospace Hatfield plant for East-West Airlines order

First flown as G-5-175 - September 6, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWK - September 28, 1990

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd

Configured to seat 94 economy class passengers

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to Australia - September 29, 1990

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - October 4, 1990

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

Operated first revenue service - October 9, 1990

Withdrawn from service at Sydney - July 12, 1992

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - July 12, 1992

Overhauled and repainted in full Ansett New Zealand livery at Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne - Christchurch for service with Ansett New Zealand - July 24, 1992

Flight crew: Captain A. Hodges; F/O W. Ormsby; Passengers: D. Gill (NZ C.A.A.), A. Chudleigh, B. Freeman

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 24, 1992

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZL - July 24, 1992

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ Ltd t/a Ansett New Zealand

It was the first aircraft to be painted into the Ansett New Zealand 'Starmark' livery - 1995

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 3, 2000

Aircraft had flown 22,622 hours with 25,189 cycles

Tasman Pacific Airlines of New Zealand began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 4, 2000

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

Ferried Wellington - Christchurch for storage - April 21, 2001

Leased to Mt Cook Airline Ltd

Registered to Mount Cook Airline Ltd - May 30, 2001

Operated first Air New Zealand revenue service - July 2, 2001

Withdrawn from service - December 10, 2001

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in all-white livery for storage - December 21, 2001

Registered to Ansett Australia (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) - January 21, 2002

Prepared for long term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Involved in a hangar incident that effectively started the parting out process for the EFIS equipment

Parting out commenced at Melbourne Airport - April 2007

Aircraft had flown 27,088:30 hours with 30,093 cycles

Broken-up at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - August 8, 2007

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 9, 2007

 


 

VH-EWK. East West - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1991.

VH-EWK. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, April 1991.

VH-EWK. East West - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1991.

ZK-NZL. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Wellington Airport, January 1992.

ZK-NZL. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Auckland Airport, February 1993.

ZK-NZL. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Starmark' livery at Wellington Airport, January 1996.

ZK-NZL. Qantas New Zealand - in the full livery at Wellington Airport, January 2001.

ZK-NZL. Qantas New Zealand - in the full livery at Wellington Airport, March 2001.

ZK-NZL. Air New Zealand - in the full livery at Wellington Airport, November 2001.