VH-JJS. BAe 146-200-11. c/n E2093.


 

Originally ordered by Servico Acoreano de Transportes Aereas (SATA Air Acores) but not taken up

First flown as G-5-093 - December 23, 1987

Acquired by Ansett W. A.

Leased from J.L Capricorn Lease Company

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JJS - October 27, 1988

Registered to Ansett Transport Industriaes (Operations) Pty Ltd

Configured to seat 80 economy class passengers but later reduced to 78 seats

Accepted by Ansett at Hatfield - October 27, 1988

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to Australia as AWA03 - October 27, 1988

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - October 29, 1988

Delivery route: Hatfield - Larnaca - Bombay - Madras - Medan - Singapore - Denpasar - Perth

Flight crews: Captains B. Poole, S. Taylor, T. Burgess; Engineer M. Eddy (to Dubai)

Captains T. Turner, S Bardsley, H. van Wees; Engineer P. Kember (Dubai - Singapore)

Captains K. Marshall, G. Dutton; Engineer W. Finn (Singapore - Perth)

Operated first revenue service Perth - Karratha - Port Headland as MV320 - November 2, 1988

Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett W .A. operations were merged - July 1, 1993

Sold to ANZ Investment Bank and leased back to Ansett Australia - March 1998

Operated final revenue service Broome - Perth as AN393 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Placed in open storage at Perth Airport

Sold to Hawker Pacific Aviation, Yagoona, N. S. W. - June 2002

Registered to Hawker Pacific Aviation - June 11, 2002

Ansett Engineering quote aircraft had flown 40,775 hours with 26,743 cycles - June 27, 2002

Observed at Perth Airport in full Ansett livery - February 12, 2003

Reportedly underwent spar repairs at Perth Airport - March 2003

Offered for immediate sale by BAe Systems on behalf of the ANZ Bank

Underwent ground-running tests at Perth Airport - December 19, 2003

Sold to Hemus Air, Bulgaria - December 2004

Departed Perth on delivery flight to Bulgaria in full Ansett livery - December 22, 2004

Delivery route: Perth - Learmonth - Christmas Is - Medan - Colombo - Mumbai - Sharjar - Nicosia - Sofia

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 18, 2005

Entered onto the Bulgarian Aircraft Register as LZ-HBC - January 2005

Operated first revenue service with Hemus Air in all-white livery - June 17, 2005

Observed at Koln with 'SOGAS.IT' titles - June 3, 2006

Leased to Interstate Airlines BV, Netherlands - August 2006

Current with Hemus Air

 


 

VH-JJS. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, August 1990.

VH-JJS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, January 1992.

VH-JJS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, February 1994.
 

VH-JJS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Cairns Airport, September 1999.

 

LZ-HBC. Interstate Airlines - in the full livery at Bologna Airport, June 2006.

LZ-HBC. Interstate Airlines - in the full livery at Milan Airport, June 2006.
LZ-HBC. Hemus Air - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, March 2007.
 

LZ-HBC. Belleair - in the full livery at an unknown airport, August 2007.

LZ-HBC. Belleair - in the full livery at an unknown airport, August 2007.