VH-JJQ. BAe 146-200A. c/n E2038.
Built for an Ansett order that was announced - April 1984
First flown as G-5-038 - June 7, 1985
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JJQ - June 21, 1985
Registered to Ansett Transport Industriaes (Operations) Pty Ltd
Configured to seat 75 economy class passengers but later increased to 80 seats
Accepted by Ansett at Hatfield - June 24, 1985
Departed Hatfield as AWA02 on delivery flight to Australia - June 24, 1985
Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - June 26, 1985
Delivery route: Hatfield - Larnaca - Sharjah - Madras - Singapore - Bali - Perth
Flight crew: Captains C. Smith, G. Bardsley and G. Bridges (BAe)
Operated first revenue service Perth - Karratha - Perth - July 9, 1985
Operated Perth - Adelaide - Sydney as a commercial service - November 6, 1991
Ferried Sydney - Tamworth for overhaul and repaint - November 6, 1991
Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett W.A. operations were merged - July 1, 1993
Operated the last Ansett service through Derby, W. A. as AN372/373 - July 31, 1995
Route flown: Perth - Broome - Derby - Perth (Captain R. Kennedy)
Operated final revenue service Perth - Ayers Rock - Cairns as AN364 - February 1, 2001
Ferried Cairns - Brisbane for maintenance - February 2, 2001
Following ongoing discussions on the repairs with BAe the overhaul commenced - May 2001
Aircraft was in heavy maintenance at Brisbane when Ansett suspended operations - September 13, 2001
The overhaul was about two-thirds complete at the time
Aircraft was offered for sale by the Ansett Administrators whilst stored in the Ansett hangar
No sales were forthcoming so parting out commenced at Brisbane Airport - June 12, 2002
Parts were used in both VH-EWR & VH-EWS
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 12, 2002Ansett Engineering quote aircraft had flown 47,098 hours with 32,946 cycles
Stripped fuselage went to the Aviation Australia's training facility at Brisbane Airport
Useable parts sold and shipped to the U.K.
Observed at the Aviation Australia facility at Brisbane Airport with Ansett logo on fuselage - July 2008
Aircraft essentially intact, on its own landing gear, horizontal stabiliser in place with doors & windows
VH-JJQ. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, April 1986.
VH-JJQ. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, June 1986.
VH-JJQ. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Union Jack ' livery at Perth Airport, January 1992.
VH-JJQ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, November 1994.
VH-JJQ. Ansett Australia - in the basic livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2005.