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 Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. Ltd

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;

Liasison 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 1999

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

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Decmber 22, 1999

The ownership was transferred to Billmans Management - ?

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.)