ZK-NZH. British Aerospace 146-300. c/n E3137.

 

This aircraft was built at Hatfield for Ansett New Zealand

First flown as a Bae146-300A 'G-11-137' - August 04, 1989

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

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

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZH - December 15, 1989

Registered to Bilmans Management Limited, Christchurch t/a Ansett New Zealand

Aircraft was named 'City of Dunedin' and later 'City of Auckland'

The aircraft was configured to seat 90 passengers

Accepted by Ansett New Zealand at Hatfield - December 22, 1989

Departed Luton on the delivery flight to New Zealand - December 27, 1989

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - January 03, 1990

Delivery route: Luton - Belgrade - Larnaca - Dubai - Mumbai - Madras - Phuket - Singapore - Denpasar -

Port Headland - Alice Springs - Melbourne - Christchurch

Flight crew: Captains A. Alderson, J. Bartlett; F/O G. Wilt; Engineer R. Ellmers

Operated first Ansett New Zealand revenue service - January 11, 1990

Transferred to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N. Z. - August 29, 2000

Operated final Ansett New Zealand revenue service - September 03, 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'

The aircraft was returned to Bilmans Management Limited - April 2001

Registered to Air New Zealand / Mount Cook Airline Ltd, Christchurch - June 08, 2001

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

Offered for immediate sale by Ansett Trading having flown 27,339 hours - July 2001

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

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

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

Ferried Christchurch - Hobart - Melbourne in a basic white livery with the standard Ansett tail - February 22, 2002

Placed in long-term storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Received minor damaged to # 4 engine during violent wind storm - September 02, 2002

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

Flight crew: Captains G. Goodson, R. Goulet

This was the final BAe146 to be ferried to Tullamarine Airport

Observed outside the Ansett hangar with parts missing from rear fuselage - January 11, 2006

Observed being parted out at Tullamarine Airport - February 06, 2006

Parting out had almost been completed - March 20, 2006

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

Broken up for scrap at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - August 15, 2006

 

ZK-NZH. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Auckland' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Wellington Airport, March 27, 1993.

(M. Richardson Copyright Image 0414-443.)

ZK-NZH. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Auckland' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Christchurch Airport, October 22, 1994.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0414-442.)

ZK-NZH. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Auckland' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Wellington Airport, December 17, 1994.

(M. Richardson Copyright Image 0414-441.)

ZK-NZH. Ansett New Zealand - in the basic 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, August 05, 2000.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0414-444.)

ZK-NZH. Ansett New Zealand - in the basic 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-105.)