VH-JJT. BAe 146-200-11. c/n E2098.


 

Originally ordered by Presidental Airways Inc, Washington, DC - N.T.U.

First flown as G-5-098 - February 26, 1988

Acquired by Ansett W.A.

Leased from Commonwealth Bank, Australia

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JJT - November 11, 1988

Registered to Ansett Transport Industriaes (Operations) Pty Ltd

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

Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield in full Ansett W. A. livery - November 13, 1988

Accepted by Ansett at Hatfield - November 18, 1988

Departed Hatfield as AWA04 on delivery flight to Australia - November 20, 1988

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - November 23, 1988

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

Flight crew: Captains B. Poole, G. James, K. Marshall

Operated first revenue service Perth - Newman-Paraburdoo as MV330 - November 28, 1988

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

Operated the final Cairns - Groote Eylandt - Darwin service as AN319 (Captain L. Bourgeois) - August 1, 1999

Sold to BAe Systems Management Inc and leased back - November 30, 1999

Operated final revenue service Karratha - Perth as AN329 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Placed in open storage at Perth Airport

Repainted by Hawker Pacific at Perth Airport - April 2002

Stored at the Hawker Pacific facility at Perth Airport

Ansett Engineering quote aircraft had flown 39,824 hours with 26,291 cycles - June 27, 2002

Observed at Perth Airport in basic Ansett livery without titles - June 2002

Aircraft remained unsold and stored in a worsening condition at Perth Airport

Sold to the Western Australian Government for use an an engineering training aide - September 2005

Intended to be used by the students at Midland Shire TAFE College but remained at Perth Airport

Attempts by the College to rent space at the airport proved to be unsuccessful

Aircraft was moved to different airport locations

Sold to International Air Parts, Bankstown, N.S.W. - August 11, 2008

Limited parting out commenced with non-saleable item donated to Perth Fire Service

Moved to a location near Bureau of Meterology's area at Perth Airport for use as fire trainer - December 2008

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

Current with Perth Airport Fire Service - November 2008

 


 

 

G-5-098. Ansett W.A. - in the primer livery at Cambridge Airport, March 1988.

VH-JJT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1996.