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


 

Built at Hatfield for unknown buyer

First flown as a BAe-146-200A G-11-127 - December 3, 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 completion of 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 Tasman Pacific Airlines Ltd, New Zealand

Accepted by Ansett at Hatfield - July 29, 1989

Aircraft was named 'Rotorua'

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

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of delivery flight - August 3, 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 8, 1989

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

Operated final revenue service - August 3, 1992

Withdrawn from use and prepared for delivery flight to Australia

Ferried Christchurch - Auckland - Norfolk Island - Brisbane as AN4443 - August 4, 1992

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

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 4, 1992

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

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Configured with 78 economy seats

Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide - Perth - October 2, 1992

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

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

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

Offered for immediate sale by Ansett Administrators - October 2, 2001

Still in the Hawker Pacific facility in an unworthy but repairable condition

Ansett Engineering quote aircraft had 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 8, 2003

 


 

 

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

 

 

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

VH-JJX. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
VH-JJX. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, February 1994.