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Withdrawn from use and prepared for the ferry flight to Australia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.)