ZK-NZG. British Aerospace 146-300. c/n E3135.

 

This aircraft was built at Hatfield for Ansett New Zealand

First flown as a Bae146-300A 'G-5-136' - July 27, 1989

Ferried Hatfield - Cambridge for conversion to Ansett specifications and painting - August 03, 1989

Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield on completion of this work - December 04, 1989

Accepted by Ansett New Zealand at Hatfield - December 04, 1989

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZG - December 06, 1989

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

The aircraft was named 'City of Christchurch'

It was configured to seat 90 passengers

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to New Zealand - December 09, 1989

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - December 15, 1989

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

Port Headland - Alice Springs - Melbourne - Christchurch

Flight crew: Captain T. Mollard; F/O G. Jones; Engineer R. Swanson & a BAe Captain (name unknown)

Operated first Ansett New Zealand service - December 17, 1989

Registration transferred to Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ - August 29, 2000

Operated final Ansett New Zealand revenue service - September 2000

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000

Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as 'Qantas New Zealand' - September 04, 2000

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

To understand the Qantas New Zealand lineage please click 'HERE'

Ferried Auckland - Christchurch for storage - May 15, 2001

The aircraft was returned to Bilmans Management Limited - May 15, 2001

Registered to Mount Cook Airline Ltd, Christchurch - June 08, 2001

It was originally intended to use this aircraft on services but it was replaced by EFIS equipped aircraft

Offered for immediate sale by Ansett Trading - July 2001

Ansett Australia ceased all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Aircraft offered for immediate sale by Ansett Administrators - October 25, 2001

This aircraft had flown 27,517 hours as quoted by the Ansett Administrators

The New Zealand Aircraft Register was amended - Januarey 21, 2002

Registered to Ansett Australia (Deed of Company Arrangement)

Ferried Christchurch - Hobart - Melbourne in all-white livery - March 27, 2002

Placed in long-term storage at Melbourne Essendon Airport

Was not damaged during violent wind storm - September 02, 2002

Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - February 27, 2005

Ansett Administrators signed an agreement for the lease / sale to European Aviation Limited, U.K. - May 04, 2005

The lease / purchase payments were to be made over a 2 year period

Allocated the registration 'N9086L' to Trevor S. Whetter, Trustee, Bristol, England - March 30, 2006

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 30, 2006

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Bournemouth, United Kingdom - May 06, 2006

Arrived Bournemouth aon completion of the ferry flight - May 09, 2006

Delivery route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Broome - Jakarta - Medan - Colombo - Ahmadabad -

Al Ain - Sharm El Sheik - Corfu - Bournemouth

The aircraft was placed in open storage at Bournemouth

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 06, 2006

Aircraft engine runs were performed - February 09, 2007

The engines were removed from the aircraft prior to the commencement of scrapping - December 2008

Scrapping commenced at Bournemouth - April 2009

Completely scrapped - June 26, 2009

 

ZK-NZG. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Christchurch' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Wellington Airport, July 01, 1995.

(M. Richardson Copyright Image 0414-445.)

ZK-NZG. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Christchurch' in the 'Starmark' livery at Wellington Airport, January 05, 1996.

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ZK-NZG. Ansett New Zealand - in the basic 'Starmark' livery at Auckland Airport, August 2000.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0414-447.)

ZK-NZG. Qantas New Zealand - in the basic Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, October 13, 2000.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0414-448.)

ZK-NZG. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, April 08, 2001.

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ZK-NZG. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, June 2001.

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ZK-NZG. Ansett - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, October 2001.

(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 0414-449.)

ZK-NZG. Ansett - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0414-104.)