VH-EWN. British Aerospace 146-300. c/n E3190.

 

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

First flown as 'G-6-190' - March 07, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWN - April 24, 1991

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd, Tamworth

It was configured to seat 94 economy class passengers

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to Australia - April 26, 1991

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the delivery flight - May 01, 1991

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

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta - May 06, 1991

Withdrawn from service at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - January 18, 1992

Overhauled and repainted in the Ansett New Zealand livery at Melbourne for lease to Ansett New Zealand

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 24, 1992

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZK - January 24, 1992

Registered to Bilmans Management Limited, Christchurch t/a Ansett New Zealand

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch for service with Ansett New Zealand - January 26, 1992

The aircraft was named 'City of Invercargill'

Operated first revenue service with Ansett New Zealand - February 08, 1992

Transferred to Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ - August 29, 2000

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000

The aircraft had flown 20,732 hours with 24,032 cycles

Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

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

Returned to Bilmans Management Limited

Ferried Auckland - Christchurch for storage - May 15, 2001

Leased to Mt Cook Airline Ltd

Registered to Mount Cook Airline Ltd - June 08, 2001

Operated first Air New Zealand revenue service Christchurch - Queenstown as NZ5881 - July 15, 2001

Withdrawn from service at Christchurch - December 10, 2001

Ferried Christchurch - Hobart - Melbourne (Essendon) in an all-white livery for storage - January 18, 2002

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

It was damaged during a violent windstorm at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - September 02, 2002

Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - April 08, 2003

The aircraft remained unsold and was parked outside the John Holland hangar - August 19, 2007

It was by then the last remaining ex Ansett BAe146 at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 08, 2008

The Ansett Administrators instructed that the aircraft be dismantled

Broken-up at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - September 02, 2008

 

VH-EWN. East West - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-160.)

VH-EWN. East West - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1992.

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ZK-NZK. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Invercargill' in the 'Starmark' livery at Wellington Airport, February 11, 1995.

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ZK-NZK. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Invercargill' in the 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 1999.

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ZK-NZK. Qantas New Zealand - in the basic Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, May 27, 2000.

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ZK-NZK. Qantas New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, July 27, 2000.

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ZK-NZK. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, October 18, 2000.

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ZK-NZK. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, February 2001.

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ZK-NZK. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, February 2001.

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ZK-NZK. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airlines Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, August 28, 2001.

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ZK-NZK. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airlines Ltd' titles at Wellington Airport, October 2001.

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ZK-NZK. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airlines Ltd' titles at Wellington Airport, November 2001.

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ZK-NZK. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airlines Ltd' titles at Wellington Airport, November 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-110.)