VH-EWR. BAe 146-300. c/n E3195.


 

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

First flown at Hatfield as G-6-195 - May 23, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWR - June 12, 191

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd

Configured to seat 94 economy class passengers

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to Australia - June 12, 1991

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - June 17, 1991

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

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Coolangatta - June 23, 1991

Acquired 'Tasmania, Australia's Best Holiday' and 'Wild About Tassie' titles - May 01, 1992

Withdrawn from East-West service - November 04, 1992

Repainted into full Ansett Australia livery at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Entered service with Ansett Express - November 25, 1992

Tansferred to Ansett Australia - April 01, 1993

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

Operated the final Ansett service Brisbane - Proserpine - Brisbane as AN964/965 (Captain Brown) - March 27, 1997

Operated the final Ansett service to Coffs Harbour and Ballina - March 25, 2000

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Operated 'last' revenue service Canberra - Brisbane as AN976 - September 14, 2001

Commenced operations for the new 'Ansett' flying Brisbane - Townsville as AN4406 - October 09, 2001

Operated charters for Australian Defence Force Townsville - Darwin - Dili - Darwin - Townsville

Offered for immediate sale having flown 26,370 hours - October 25, 2001

Operated final A.D.F. charter Dili - Darwin as AN4347 - November 02, 2001

Operated revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as AN399 - November 03, 2001

Operated final revenue service as Brisbane - Wagga Wagga - Brisbane charter - November 22, 2001

Placed in open storage at Brisbane Airport

Aircraft had flown 26,867 hours with 21,854 cycles - June 27, 2002

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4041 (Captain S. Henderson; F/O M. O'Halloran) - August 5, 2002

Placed in long-term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Ansett Australia livery removed at Melbourne during C-Check - September 2004

Test flown at Melbourne (Captains R. Goulet, G. Goodson) - October 04, 2005

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to the United Kingdom in all-white livery - November 16, 2005

Ferry route: Melbourne - Broome - Darwin - Denpasar - Penang - Colombo - Karachi - Bahrain -

Amman - Iraklion - Nice - Exeter

Flight crew: Captains G. Goodson, R. Goulet

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)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 07, 2006

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-EEWR - June 08, 2006

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd

Leased to Orionair, Valencia, Spain as the registered operator

Test flown at Exeter for British Certificate of Airworthiness - June 21, 2006

Acceptance flight for Orionair at Exeter - July 07, 2006

Ferried Exeter - Gerona - Valencia in all-white livery - July 07 - 10, 2006

Aircraft had flown 26,913:35 hours with 21,873 cycles

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - July 12, 2006

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-JVJ - July 12, 2006

Operated by Flightline for Orionair and maintained by Pan Air

Utilised on various short-term contracts

Orionair ceased operations - January 2009

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-EWR. East West - in the 'Wild About Tassie' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1992.

VH-EWR. East West - in the 'Wild About Tassie' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1992.

VH-EWR. East West - in the 'Wild About Tassie' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.

VH-EWR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Sydney Airport, March 1993.

VH-EWR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1993.
VH-EWR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Canberra Airport, August 1993.

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

VH-EWR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
VH-EWR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1993.
 

 

VH-EWR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2001.

 

EC-JVJ. Orionair - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, October 2006.

EC-JVJ. Orionair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 2007.
EC-JVJ. Orionair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 2008.