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Withdrawn from use and prepared for the ferry flight to Australia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 BaseAnsett 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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