VH-EWL. BAe 146-300. c/n E3177.
Built at the British Aerospace Hatfield plant for East-West Airlines order
First flown as G-5-177at Hatfield - September 28, 1990
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWL - October 27, 1990
Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd
Configured to seat 94 economy class passengers
Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to Australia - October 28, 1990
Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - October 31, 1990
Delivery route: Hatfield - Italy - Egypt - Yemen - Oman - India - Thailand - Singapore - Indonesia - Darwin - Tamworth
Operated first revenue service - November 06, 1990
Operated final revenue service - June 1993
Transferred to Ansett Australia after Ansett purchased East-West Airlines - June 1993
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - March 17, 1994Leased to Ansett New Zealand as VH-EWL for six weeks - November 15, 1996
Operated final Ansett Australia service Rockhampton - Brisbane as AN271 - December 30, 1996
Prepared for lease to Ansett New Zealand in Brisbane
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 05, 1997
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZN - February 05, 1997
Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ Ltd t/a Ansett New Zealand
Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch - Auckland - February 06, 1997
Operated first Ansett New Zealand revenue service - February 08, 1997
Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000Aircraft had flown 23,674 hours with 22,020 cycles
Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000
Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001
Ferried Auckland - 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 Auckland - Dunedin as NZ5861 - June 25, 2001
Operated final Air New Zealand revenue service Wellington - Christchurch - June 16, 2002Registered to Ansett Australia (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) - June 22, 2002
Prepared for long term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport
Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) to Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 07, 2005Aircraft remained unsold with other Bae146s and to be parted out
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 23, 2007
Broken up at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - March 23, 2007
VH-EWL. East West - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, December 1990.
VH-EWL. East West - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1992.
VH-EWL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1993.
VH-EWL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1995.
VH-EWL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1996.
ZK-NZN. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.
ZK-NZN. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, March 2002.