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.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-175.)

ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, February 2001.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0414-432.)

ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, August 2001.

(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 0414-435.)

ZK-NZJ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.

(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 0414-436.)