ZK-NZG. BAe 146-300. c/n E3135.


 

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 3, 1989

Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield on completion of work - December 4, 1989

Accepted by Ansett New Zealand at Hatfield - December 4, 1989

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZG - December 6, 1989

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Christchurch'

Configured to seat 90 passengers

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to New Zealand - December 9, 1989

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of 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

Operated its final Ansett New Zealand service - September 2000

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 3, 2000

Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 4, 2000

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

Ferried Auckland - Christchurch for storage - May 15, 2001

Registered to Air New Zealand / Mount Cook Airline Ltd, Christchurch - May 30, 2001

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 ceased all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

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

Aircraft had flown 27,517 hours as quoted by Administrators

Registered to Ansett Australia (Deed of Company Arrangement) - January 21, 2002

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 2, 2002

Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - February 27, 2003

Ansett Administrators signed aggrement for lease / sale to European Aviation Limited, U.K. - May 4, 2005

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

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

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

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to Bournemouth, U.K. - May 6, 2006

Arrived Bournemouth at conclusion of ferry flight - May 9, 2006

Delivery route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Broome - Jakarta - Medan - Colomb o- Ahmadabad -

Al Ain - Sharm El Sheik - Corfu - Bournemouth

Placed in open storage at Bournemouth

Aircraft had engine runs performed on it - February 9, 2007

Engines removed from aircraft prior to commencement of scrapping - December 2008

Current status - ?

 


 

 

 

 

 
 

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

ZK-NZG. Air New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.