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Withdrawn from use at RAAF East Sale and stored - June 1996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Ferried to Lidkoping, Sweden and withdrawn from service - August 22, 2006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.)