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, 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 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, 2000

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 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, 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) to Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 07, 2005

Aircraft 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.