ZK-NZJ. BAe 146-300. c/n E3147.


 

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 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 Ansett specifications - November 14, 1989

Ferried Cambridge - Hatfield for pre-delivery checks - February 7, 1990

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZJ - February 15, 1990

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Nelson'

Configured to seat 90 passengers

Accepted by Ansett New Zealand at Hatfield - February 19, 1990

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to New Zealand - February 19, 1990

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of delivery flight - February 24, 1990

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

Port Headland - Alice Springs - Melbourne - Christchurch

Operated first Ansett New Zealand service - March 1, 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 Children's Trust which

Ansett New Zealand founded in 1991 and to celebrate airline's 10 years birthday - July 22, 1997

Operated final revenue service - September 2000

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 3, 2000

Aircraft had flown 23,299 hours with 27,491 cycles

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

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

Ferried Christchurch - Blenheim for C-Check by SAFE Air - 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 27,021 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 all-white livery with red tail - February 5, 2002

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

Received only during violent wind storm when blown into a tug and APU - September 2, 2002

Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 28, 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 N9070L to Trevor S. Whetter, Trustee, Bristol, England - December 28, 2005

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - February 8, 2006

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to Bournemouth, U. K. - March 4, 2006

Arrived Bournemouth at conclusion of 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

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-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the full livery at Wellington Airport, June 2001.