VH-JJW. BAe 146-200-11. c/n E2110.


 

Built at the British Aerospace Hatfield plant

First flown as G-5-110 - September 15, 1988

Ferried Hatfield - Cambridge for conversion to Ansett requirements - September 15, 1988

Conversion completed and returned to Hatfield - February 17, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JJW - February 28, 1989

Registered to Ansett Transport Industriaes (Operations) Pty Ltd

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

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to Australia - March 1, 1989

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - March 5, 1989

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

Flight crew: Captains B. Poole, G. James, C. Bertelli, G. Bardsley; Engineers P. Kember, D. Martin

Operated first revenue service Perth - Karratha - March 14, 1989

Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett W. A. operations were merged

Was first Ansett W. A. aircraft to acquire new Ansett Australia livery

Operated inaugural Ansett Australia Perth - Christmas Island - Cocos Island service as AN430 - September 4, 1993

Operated final Ansett Australia Perth - Cocos Island - Christmas Island - Perth service as AN2878/2879

(Captains Kennedy, C. Walker) - October 26, 1997

Operated last Ansett revenue service Ayers Rock (Yulara) - Perth as AN367 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Stored at Perth Airport and offered for immediate sale by Ansett Administrators - October 2, 2001

Ferried Perth - Melbourne as AN4407 - October 9, 2001

Chartered by Federal Liberal Party for use by John Howard during election campaign - October 10, 2001

Performed numerous charters to different Australian cities

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne as AN4405 - December 17, 2001

Stored outside at the Ansett Maintenance area at Tullamarine Airport

Ansett Engineering quote aircraft had flown 40,666 hours with 23,416 cycles - June 27, 2002

Observed outside the Ansett Maintenance area with some parts missing - October 2004

Aircraft could have been sold intact at this stage but required a wing inspection and repair

Estimated cost of $US 800,000 considered uneconomic and aircraft slated for scrapping

Fuselage reduced to scrap metal at Melbourne Airport - February 7, 2006

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

 


 

 

VH-JJW. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1990.

 

 

VH-JJW. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, February 1992.

VH-JJW. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, January 1994.
VH-JJW. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
VH-JJW. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Exmouth Airport, April 1997.