ZK-NZF. BAe 146-300. c/n E3134.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett New Zealand - ?

It was built at the BAe Woodford plant

First flown as G-11-134 - July 05, 1989

Ferried Woodford - Cambridge for conversion to Ansett specifications and painting - July 11, 1989

Reregistered as G-5-134 - November 30, 1989

Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield on completion of the modification work - November 30, 1989

Accepted by Ansett New Zealand at Hatfield - December 01, 1989

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZF - December 01, 1989

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

The aircraft was named 'City of Wellington'

It was configured to seat 90 passengers

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to New Zealand - December 05, 1989

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - December 10, 1989

Delivery route: Hatfield - Belgrade - Larnaca - Dubai - Mumbai - Chennai - Phuket - Singapore - Denpasar -

Port Headland - Alice Springs - Melbourne - Christchurch

Flight crew: Captains D. Palmer, W. Mills, P. Stevenson; Engineer D. Ewers;

Liason Officer D. Hastilow and 3 BAe Technical Support crew were also onboard

Operated first Ansett New Zealand revenue service - December 13, 1989

Operated final Ansett New Zealand revenue service - December 22, 1999

The aircraft was returned to Bilmans Management Limited, Chrishchurch - December 22, 1999

All Ansett New Zealand titling and logos were removed and tail painted blue at Christchurch

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - January 01, 2000

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Woodford, U.K. - January 04, 2000

Arrived at Woodford on completion of the ferry flight - January 07, 2000

Ferried Woodford - Koln - Bonn Airport on delivery to WDL - January 07, 2000

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 11, 2000

Sold by Ansett Aviation Trading to WDL Aviation GmbH, Koln, Germany - January 23, 2000

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-AWBA - March 28, 2000

Entered service with WDL - April 02, 2000

Leased to Air Nostrum (Lineas Aereas del Mediterraneo SA), Valencia, Spain - May 2000

Returned to WDL on termination of the lease - September 30, 2000

Operated services for Air Berlin GmbH & Co - December 12, 2002

Ferried Koln - Amsterdam for painting in Air Berlin livery - December 12, 2002

Returned to WDL on termination of the lease - April 30, 2004

Leased to Austrian Arrows, Innsbruck, Austria - May 2004

Returned to WDL on termination of the lease - October 31, 2004

Leased to Discovery Aviation, Praha - December 06, 2004

Returned to WDL when Discovery suspended operations - January 04, 2005

Observed in an all-white livery at Munich Airport - February 2005

Leased to Air France - March 26, 2005

Returned to WDL on termination of the lease - April 7, 2005

Leased to Air Nostrum to provide additional summer capacity - May 2005

Ferried Koln - Dusseldorf in all-white livery for lease to LTU - November 01, 2006

LTU titles applied to the aircraft

Returned to WDL on termination of the lease - July 2007

Returned to service with WDL in all-white livery and without titles

Observed at Koln in all-white/grey livery with SAS tail logo - January 25, 2008

Leased to SAS

Leased to Brussels Airlines - ?

Ferried Bonn - Koln - Bruxelles as BEL9902 - June 30, 2016

Operated first revenue service Bruxelles - Bern as BEL2701 - July 01, 2016

Current with Brussels Airlines

 

ZK-NZF. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Wellington' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Auckland Airport, January 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-234.)

ZK-NZF. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Wellington' in the 'Starmark' livery at Auckland Airport, September 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-264.)

D-AWBA. WDL Air Nostrum - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-222.)

D-AWBA. WDL Air Nostrum - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-122.)

D-AWBA. Air Berlin - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-121.)

D-AWBA. Austrian Arrows - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-143.)

D-AWBA. Austrian Arrows - in the standard livery at Zurich Airport, July 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-142.)

D-AWBA. LTU - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, November 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-223.)

D-AWBA. SAS Scandinavian Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-373.)

D-AWBA. WDL - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, February 2017.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-374.)