VH-EWN. BAe 146-300. c/n E3190.


 

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

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

Configured to seat 94 economy class passengers

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

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - May 01, 1991

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

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Coolangatta - May 06, 1991

Withdrawn from service at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - January 18, 1992

Overhauled and repainted in full 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 Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ Ltd t/a Ansett New Zealand

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

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

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000

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

Ferried Auckland - Christchurch for storage - May 15, 2001

Leased to Mt Cook Airline Ltd

Registered to Mount Cook Airline Ltd - May 30, 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Withdrawn from service at Christchurch - December 10, 2001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 all-white livery for storage - January 18, 2002

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

Damaged during violent windstorm at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - September 02, 2002

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

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

Administrators instructed that aircraft be dismantled

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

 


 

 

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

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

 

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

ZK-NZK. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 1999.
ZK-NZK. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, January 2001.

ZK-NZK. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Wellington Airport, October 2001.

ZK-NZK. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Wellington Airport, November 2001.
ZK-NZK. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.