VH-AFR. Beechcraft 1900C. c/n UC-56.

Was also registered as VH-OST and VH-VNV.

 

Construction completed at the Beechcraft plant - March 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1568B - ?

Registered to - ?

Delivered to Mohawk Airlines - March 16, 1990

Sold to Beech Acceptance Corporation - December 24, 1991

Registered to Beech Aircraft, Wichita, Kansas - December 24, 1991

Sold to Impulse Airlines - June 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AFR - June 18, 1992

Registered to Impulse Transportation, Tamworth, Australia

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 19, 1992

Arrived Tamworth at the conclusion of the ferry flight - June 30, 1992

The aircraft was used to deliver newspapers around the country on behalf of the Fairfax Group

Impulse Transportation acquired the assets of Oxley Airlines - June 1993

Oxley Airlines and Impulse Transportation merged to form Impulse Airlines - February 28, 1994

Reregistered as VH-OST - September 23, 1994

The re-registration was carried out to re-allocate 'VH-AFR' to the newly acquired Beech 1900D

Withdrawn from service and offered for immediate sale - August 18, 1995

Sold to Hawker Pacific (Pty) Ltd - March 16, 1999

Registered to Hawker Pacific (Pty) Ltd, Yangoona, N.S.W.

Sold to Air Sydney 2000, Gladesville, N.S.W. - December 03, 1999

Sold to Vincent Aviation - September 06, 2001

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 06, 2001

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-VAE - September 07, 2001

Registered to Vincent Aviation, Wellington

Accepted by Vincent Aviation at Sydney - September 07, 2001

The aircraft remained based in Australia and was used on United Nations flights from Darwin to East Timor

Ferried Australia - Norfolk Island - New Zealand - ?

Leased to Air New Zealand Link (Eagle Airways) - October 11, 2004

Operated services Blenheim - Christchurch - Blenheim twice daily

Withdrawn from service

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - October 10, 2010

Transferred to Vincent Aviation, Darwin, Northern Territory

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VNV - October 18, 2010

Registered to Vincent Aviation, Winnellie, Northern Territory

Transferred to Vincent Aviation, Darwin, NT

Registered to JNP Enterprises Pty Ltd, Broome, W.A. - May 29, 2013

Leased to Ad Astral Aviation Services Pty Ltd, Belmont, W.A. - May 27, 2015

Current

 

VH-OST. Impulse Airlines - in the white livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-257.)

VH-OST. Impulse Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-258.)

VH-VNV. Ad Astral Aviation Services - in the basic Vincent Aviation livery at Perth Airport, August 15, 2015.

(J. A. Fox Copyright Image 1040-259.)