VH-EWL. British Aerospace 146-300. c/n E3177.

 

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

First flown as 'G-5-177' at Hatfield - September 28, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWL - October 27, 1990

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd

The aircraft was configured to seat 94 economy class passengers

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to Australia - October 28, 1990

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the 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, Melbourne - March 17, 1994

Leased 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 Ansett New Zealand Limited

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch - Auckland - February 06, 1997

Operated first Ansett New Zealand revenue service - February 08, 1997

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of New Zealand - August 29, 2000

Ansett New Zealand ceased all operations - September 03, 2000

The aircraft 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 all operations - April 21, 2001

To understand the Qantas New Zealand lineage please click 'HERE'

Ferried Auckland - Christchurch for storage - April 21, 2001

Leased to Mt Cook Airline Ltd

Registered to Mount Cook Airline Ltd - June 08, 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, 2002

Registered to Ansett Australia (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) - June 22, 2002

Prepared for long term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 07, 2005

Aircraft remained unsold with the other Bae146s and to be parted out

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 23, 2007

Broken up at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 23, 2007

 

VH-EWL. East West - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1990.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0414-154.)

VH-EWL. East West - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1992.

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VH-EWL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1993.

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VH-EWL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1995.

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VH-EWL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1996.

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ZK-NZN. Qantas New Zealand - in the basic Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, June 18, 2000.

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ZK-NZN. Qantas New Zealand - in the all white livery at Christchurch Airport, April 15, 2001.

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ZK-NZN. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, July 10, 2001.

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ZK-NZN. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-116.)

ZK-NZN. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, March 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-172.)