VH-JJU. British Aerospace 146-200. c/n E2116.

 

This aircraft was built at Hatfield for an unknown buyer

First flown as a BAe-146-200A 'G-5-116' - November 23, 1988

Ferried Hatfield - Cambridge for conversion to Ansett requirements by Marshalls - February 28, 1989

Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield following completion of the conversion work - July 08, 1989

Sold to Ansett New Zealand - July 12, 1989

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZA - July 15, 1989

Registered to Bilmans Management Limited, Christchurch t/a 'Ansett New Zealand'

Accepted by Ansett at Hatfield - July 15, 1989

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to New Zealand - July 15, 1989

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - July 19, 1989

Delivery route: Hatfield - Belgrade - Larnaca - Dubai - Muscat - Madras - Penang -

Denpasar - Darwin - Brisbane - Christchurch

Flight crew: Captains C. Smith, A. Hodges, M .J. Williams, J. Hunter; Engineer W. Treweek

The aircraft was named 'Queenstown'

Operated first revenue service - July 30, 1989

Converted to BAe146-200 standards and officially registered as such - December 11, 1990

Operated final Ansett New Zealand revenue service - March 29, 1995

Withdrawn from use and prepared for the ferry flight to Australia

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane - March 30, 1995

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 31, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JJU - March 31, 1995

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

This aircraft was configured with 78 economy seats

Operated first Ansett Australia revenue service Cairns - Yulara - Perth as AN485 - May 27, 1995

Operated the final Ansett Perth - Barrow Island - Perth service (Captain B. Bardsley) - September 12, 1997

Operated final revenue service Newman - Perth as AN335 - September 13, 2001

Flight crew: Captain G. Buchanan; F/O M. White

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Placed in open storage at Perth Airport

Repainted by Hawker Pacific at Perth Airport - April 2002

Offered for immediate sale by Ansett Administrators - October 02, 2001

Ferried Perth - Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) (Capain S. Henderson; F/O S. Marley) as AN4042 - April 24, 2002

It was initially stored at the Ansett Terminal but it was later moved to the Maintenance Base

Ansett Engineering quoted the aircraft as having flown 32,754 hours with 28,573 cycles - June 27, 2002

This aircraft remained unsold and the removal of parts commenced - October 16, 2003

Although parting for spares had commence this had not been completed - November 2005

Broken up at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - February 06, 2006

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

 

ZK-NZA. Ansett New Zealand - 'Queenstown' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Wellington Airport, January 24, 1995.

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