VH-JJX. BAe 146-200. c/n E2127.

 

This aircraft was built at Hatfield for an unknown buyer

First flown as a BAe-146-200A 'G-11-127' - December 03, 1988

Ferried Woodford - Hatfield - February 23, 1989

Reregistered as 'G-5-127' - March 1989

Ferried Hatfield - Cambridge for conversion to Ansett standards by Marshalls - March 29, 1989

Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield following the completion of this work - July 22, 1989

Sold to Ansett New Zealand - July 1989

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZB - July 27, 1989

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

Accepted by Ansett at Hatfield - July 29, 1989

The aircraft was named 'Rotorua'

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to New Zealand - July 29, 1989

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - August 03, 1989

Delivery route: Hatfield - Belgrade - Larnaca - Dubai - Mumbai - Madras - Phuket -

Denpasar - Darwin - Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Christchurch

Flight crew: Captains B. Poole, A. Alderson, D. Palmer; Engineer A. Sigmund

Operated first revenue service - August 08, 1989

Converted to BAe 146-200 standards and officially registered as such - December 11, 1990

It operated the final revenue service - August 03, 1992

Withdrawn from use and prepared for the ferry flight to Australia

Ferried Christchurch - Auckland - Norfolk Island - Brisbane as AN4443 - August 04, 1992

Overhaulled and repainted into the Ansett W. A. livery at Brisbane Airport

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 04, 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JJX - August 31, 1992

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

It was configured with 78 economy seats

Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth - October 02, 1992

Operated first Ansett W. A. revenue service - October 1992

Transferred to Ansett Australia when the operations of Ansett W.A. were merged - July 01, 1993

Operated final revenue service Port Headland - Perth as AN347 - July 14, 2001

Ferried Perth - Townsville for heavy maintenance with Hawker Pacific - July 15, 2001

It was undergoing maintenance when Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

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

It was still in the Hawker Pacific facility in an unworthy but repairable condition

Ansett Engineering quoted the aircraft as having flown 34,866 hours with 26,265 cycles - June 27, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 25, 2002

As the aircraft remained unsold it was dismantled for parts

Aircraft scrapped at Townsville Airport - January 08, 2003

 

ZK-NZB. Ansett New Zealand - 'Rotorua' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-088.)

VH-JJX. Ansett W. A. - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-089.)

VH-JJX. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-018.)

VH-JJX. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Perth Airport, February 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-072.)