ZK-NZH. BAe 146-300. c/n E3137.


 

Built at Hatfield for Ansett New Zealand

First flown as a Bae146-300A G-11-137 - August 4, 1989

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

Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield on completion of work - December 1989

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

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. Ltd

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

Configured to seat 90 passengers

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

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

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of delivery flight - January 3, 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

Operated final Ansett New Zealand revenue 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

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 having flown 27,339 hours - July 2001

Ansett 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 white livery with full 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 2, 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 6, 2006

Parting out had almost been completed - March 20, 2006

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 6, 2006

Broken up for scrap at Melbourne Airport - August 15, 2006

 


 

 

 

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