VH-EWM. BAe 146-300. c/n E3179.


 

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

First flown as G-5-179 at Hatfield - October 21, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWM - November 30, 1990

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd

Configured to seat 94 economy class passengers

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to Australia - December 1, 1990

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - December 5, 1990

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

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Mackay - Cairns as EW352 - December 11, 1990

Transferred to Ansett Australia after Ansett purchased East-West Airlines - June 1993

Operated final revenue service - July 1993

It was the last Bae146 to carry East-West livery before being repainted into full Ansett Australia livery

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

Operated final revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as AN159 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Offered for immediate sale having flown 27,568 hours - October 25, 2001

Aircraft had flown 28,070 hours with 23,211 cycles - June 27, 2002

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4041 (Captain S. Henderson; F/O M. O'Halloran) - July 4, 2002

Placed in long-term storage at Melbourne Airport

Test flown at Melbourne (Captains R. Goulet, G. Goodson) - October 20, 2005

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to the U.K. in all-white livery - November 30, 2005

Ferry route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Broome - Surabaya - Medan - Colombo - Karachi - Bahrain -

Amman - Iraklion - Nice - Exeter

Flight crew: Captains G. Goodson, R. Goulet; Engineer S. Giuliano

Stored at Exeter for possible sale / lease by FlyBe Aviation Services

Reported aircraft would be going to Pan Air Lineas Aereas SA, Spain (T.N.T. company) - June 13, 2006

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 15, 2006

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-EEWM - June 15, 2006

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd

Aircraft leased to Orionair, Valencia, Spain

Test flown at Exeter for its British Certificate of Airworthiness - July 11, 2006

Acceptance flight for Orionair flown - July 15, 2006

Ferried Exeter - Gerona - Valencia in all-white livery - July 16 / 17, 2006

Aircraft had flown 28,109:02 hours with 23,228 cycles

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - July 17, 2006

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-JVO - July 17, 2006

Operated by Flightline for Orionair and maintained by Pan Air

Leased to Compagnie Aerienne du Mali for six months - March 2007

Ferried to Birmingham where Compagnie Aerienne du Mali titles applied - March 27, 2007

Departed Birmingham on delivery to Bamako, Mali - March 30, 2007

Departed Bamako, Mali on return to lessor - May 2007

Repainted in Orionair titles and seen as such at Madrid - June 4, 2007

Wet-leased to new Italian carrier Vola Salerno / Global Aviation Network - August 2008

Ferried to Solerno ready to commence operations for Vola Salerno - August 1, 2008

Operated inaugural revenue service Salerno - Barcelona as OR1121 - August 2, 2008

Vola Salerno abruptly ceased operations blaming Orionair in part for its demise - December 18, 2008

Returned to Orionair as EC-JVO

Orionair ceased operations - January 2009

Current status - ?

 


 

 

VH-EWM. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, January 1991.

VH-EWM. East West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1991.

 

VH-EWM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1993.

VH-EWM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1993.
VH-EWM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1993.

VH-EWM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-EWM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
VH-EWM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

EC-JVO. Orionair - in the full livery at Milan Airport, June 2007.

EC-JVO. Orionair - in the full livery at an unknown airport, July 2008.
EC-JVO. Orionair - in the full livery at Zurich Airport, August 2008.