VH-EWS. BAe 146-300. c/n E3197.


 

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

First flown at Hatfield as G-6-197 - June 27, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWS - June 29, 191

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd

Configured to seat 94 economy class passengers

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to Australia - June 30, 1991

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - July 04, 1991

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

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Coolangatta - July 11, 1991

Withdrawn from East-West service - January 04, 1993

Repainted into full Ansett Australia livery at Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Entered service with Ansett Australia - January 17, 1993

Operated first Ansett BAe146-300 service Melbourne - Hobart - Melbourne route - February 01, 1993

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

Operated the final Ansett Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Brisbane service as AN845/844 - March 27, 1997

Flight crew: Captain G. Backhouse

Operated final revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as AN159 - July 28, 2001

Was undergoing heavy maintenance at Brisbane Airport when Ansett ceased operations - September 13, 2001

Offered for immediate sale having flown 26,195 hours with 21,484 cycles - October 25, 2001

Stored in the Ansett hangar at Brisbane Airport

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4040 (Captain S. Henderson; F/O B. McGhee) - August 16, 2002

Sold to Albanian Airlines

Test flown at Melbourne - January 25 and 29, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 06, 2003

Entered onto the Albanian Aircraft Register as ZA-MEV - February 06, 2003

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to Albania as LBC7001 - February 09, 2003

Arrived Tirana at conclusion of ferry flight - February 12, 2003

Ferry route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Port Headland - Christmas Island - Phuket - Chennai - Mumbai -

Sharjar - Sharm El Sheikh - Tirana

Operated and maintained for Albanian Airlines by Hemus Air, Bulgaria

Advertised for sale / lease byR & G. Associates - May 17, 2007

Current with Albanian Airlines

 


 

 

VH-EWS. East West - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

 

 

VH-EWS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1993.

VH-EWS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1995.
VH-EWS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
VH-EWS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1995.

VH-EWS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1999.

VH-EWS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1999.

ZA-MEV. Albanian Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, February 2003.

ZA-MEV. Albanian Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 2004.
ZA-MEV. Albanian Airlines - in the revised livery at Bologna Airport, April 2010.
ZA-MEV. Albanian Airlines - in the revised livery at Bologna Airport, June 2010.