VH-JJP. BAe 146-200A. c/n E2037.
Built for Ansett order announced - April 1984
First flown as G-5-037 - March 26, 1985
Test flying was delayed due to fuel leaks from centre wing tank
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JJP - April 21, 1985
Registered to Ansett Transport Industriaes (Operations) Pty Ltd
Configured to seat 75 economy class passengers but later increased to 80 seats
Departed Hatfield as AWA01 on delivery flight to Australia - April 22, 1985
Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - April 26, 1985
Delivery route: Hatfield - Larnaca - Bahrain - Bombay - Madras - Singapore - Bali - Perth
Flight crew: Captains B. Poole, A. A. Turner, M .S. Hopgood; Engineers D. Shaw, A. Homer; Purser J. MacFadyen
Service introduction was delayed due to dispute by Flight Attendants requiring a purser added to crew
Operated first Ansett W.A. revenue service Perth - Kalgoorlie - Perth as MV352/353 - June 28, 1985
Ferried Perth - Tamworth for overhaul and repaint - October 1991
Returned Tamworth - Sydney - Adelaide - Perth as a commercial service - November 5, 1991
Ferried Perth - Brisbane to undergo world's most thorough check on a BAe146 to date - 1993
Approximately 50 engineers worked some 12,000 hours on the 6C-Check
British Aerospace engineers were present to observe
Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett W. A. operations were merged - July 1, 1993
Operated final revenue service Port Headland - Perth as AN347 - September 13, 2001Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Stored at Perth Airport and offered for immediate sale by Ansett Administrators - October 2, 2001
Ferried Perth - Melbourne - Sydney as AN4405 - October 8, 2001
Chartered by Federal Labor Party for use by Kim Beazley during election campaign - October 10, 2001
Performed numerous charters to different Australian cities
Ferried Perth - Adelaide - Melbourne as AN4041 (Captain D. Cornish, F/O P. Sigston) - March 3, 2002
Stored outside at Ansett Maintenance area at Tullamarine AirportAnsett Engineering quote aircraft had flown 48,392 hours with 34,016 cycles - June 27, 2002
Aircraft was not sold and observed parked in full Ansett Australia livery at Melbourne - August 23, 2005
Parting out commenced at Melbourne Airport - December 2005
Aircraft was finally broken up - August 15, 2006
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?
VH-JJP. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, May 1985.
VH-JJP. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, July 1985.
VH-JJP. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, October 1995.
VH-JJP. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Cairns Airport, July 1997.