A10-595. Hawker Siddeley 748-2-229. c/n 1595-76.


This aircraft was ordered new by the Australian Government for the Royal Australian Air Force

The cost of this aircraft was recorded as being $AUD 2,000,430

It was constructed by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited, Woodford, Manchester - 1966

It was allocated the production number '76'

First flown as 'A10-595' - January 13, 1967

Powered by Rolls Royce Dart 534 engines

Accepted by the Royal Australian Air Force at Woodford - March 17, 1967

Departed England on the ferry flight to Australia - March 23, 1967

Arrived Canberra (RAAF Fairbairn) on completion of the ferry flight - March 29, 1967

The aircraft was allocated to V.I.P. duties with No 34 Squadron

Transferred to No 32 Squadron, RAAF East Sale as a communications trainer - January 16, 1990

Withdrawn from use at RAAF East Sale and stored - June 1996

It was advertised for sale by tender - November 1998

The aircraft was purchased by West Air, Sweeden

The Swedish registration 'SE-LIE' was reserved - February 23, 1999

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to Sweden - March 01, 1999

The aircraft was subsequently converted to an HS-748-2A-229 and modified for use as a freighter

Painted into the West Air livery but retained the RAAF grey underside

It was recorded as having flown 17,535 hours with 19,815 cycles

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-LIE - June 15, 2000

Registered to West Air Sweden AB

Reregistered to European Turboprop Management AB - September 27, 2001

Reregistered to SG Finans AS Norge - June 17, 2005

The aircraft was observed at Lidkoping training flight crews for Alaire - July 2006

Ferried to Lidkoping, Sweden and withdrawn from service - August 22, 2006

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - December 06, 2006

The aircraft was subsequently scrapped having flown 21,279 hours with 23,964 cycles


A10-595. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, December 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0748-084.)

SE-LIE. West Air Sweden Cargo - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 2001.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0748-095.)