ZK-NZJ. British Aerospace 146-300. c/n E3147.
This aircraft was built at Woodford for Ansett New Zealand
First flown as a Bae146-300A 'G-11-147' - October 21, 1989
Ferried Woodford - Bournmouth - Hurn for painting into the Ansett New Zealand livery - October 24, 1989
Registered as 'G-5-147' and test flown as such - November 11, 1989
Ferried Hurn - Hatfield after painting - November 11, 1989
Ferried Hatfield - Cambridge for modifications to the Ansett specifications - November 14, 1989
Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield for pre-delivery checks - February 07, 1990
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZJ - February 15, 1990
Registered to Bilmans Management Limited, Christchurch t/a Ansett New Zealand Limited
The aircraft was named 'City of Nelson'
It was configured to seat 90 passengers
Accepted by Ansett New Zealand at Hatfield - February 19, 1990
Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to New Zealand - February 19, 1990
Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - February 24, 1990
Delivery route: Hatfield - Belgrade - Larnaca - Dubai - Mumbai - Madras - Phuket - Singapore - Denpasar -
Port Headland - Alice Springs - Melbourne - Christchurch
Operated its first revenue service - March 01, 1990
Converted to BAe146-300 and officially redesignated as such - December 18, 1990
Unveiled with art-work done by children to highlight airline's contribution to the 'Children's Trust' which
Ansett New Zealand founded in 1991 and to celebrate airline's 10 years birthday - July 22, 1997
Transferred to Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ - August 29, 2000
Operated final revenue service - September 2000
Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000
The aircraft had flown 23,299 hours with 27,491 cycles
The aircraft was returned to Bilmans Management Limited
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 Christchurch - Blenheim for C-Check by SAFE Air - April 21, 2001
Registered to Mount Cook Airline Ltd, Christchurch - May 30, 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 having flown 27,021 hours - July 2001
Ansett Australia ceased all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
This aircraft was offered for immediate sale by the Ansett Administrators - October 25, 2001
Registered to Ansett Australia (Deed of Company Arrangement) - January 21, 2002
Ferried Christchurch - Hobart - Melbourne (Essendon) in an all-white livery with red tail - February 05, 2002
Placed in long-term storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport
Received only minor damage during aviolent wind storm when it was blown into a tug and APU - September 02, 2002
Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 28, 2003
Ansett Administrators signed an 'Agreement for 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 'N9070L' to Trevor S. Whetter, Trustee, Bristol, England - December 28, 2005
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - February 08, 2006
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - March 04, 2006
Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight - March 20, 2006
Delivery route: Melbourne - Adelaide - Darwin - Kota Kinabalu - Taipei - Seoul - Yuzhno Sakhalinsk &
Petropavlovsk Yelizovo - Nome - Juneau - Edmonton - Churchill - Iqaluit - Keflavik - Bournemouth
This delivery flight encountered many equipment failures enroute to the United Kingdom
The aircraft was placed in open storage at Bournemouth
Engine runs were performed on it - February 09, 2007
The engines were removed from the aircraft prior to the commencement of scrapping - December 2008
The aircraft was scapped at Bournemouth - 2009
ZK-NZJ. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Nelson' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Wellington Airport, December 31, 1994.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 0414-430.)
ZK-NZJ. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Nelson' in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Children's Trust' artwork at Christchurch Airport, June 20, 1998.
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ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the basic Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 22, 2000.
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ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, December 03, 2000.
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ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, December 20, 2000.
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ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, January 2001.
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ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, February 2001.
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ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, August 2001.
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ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.
(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 0414-436.)