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, 2001

Ansett 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 Airport

Ansett 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.