VH-EKG. SAAB 340B. c/n 367.


 

Built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1995

Aircraft originally intended for Business Express but was not taken up

First flown with test registration SE-C67 - May 22, 1995

Swedish test registration cancelled - May 22, 1995

Sold to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EKG - May 29, 1995

Registered to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Kendell Airlines had been purchased by TNT / News Ltd, the parent company of Ansett Airlines - June 1990

Departed Linkoping, Sweden on delivery flight to Australia - June 22, 1995

Arrived Wagga Wagga at conclusion of delivery flight - June 25, 1995

Operated first revenue service Wagga Wagga - Sydney - July 2, 1995

Operated last revenue service Canberra - Sydney as AN638 (Captain T. White, F/O M. Harper) - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Aircraft placed in open storage at Sydney Airport

Returned to service under administration Sydney - Canberra AN8569 - October 08, 2001

Kendell Airlines sold to Australiawide Airlines operating as Regional Express Airlines (REX) - August 01, 2002

Operated first revenue service with REX - August 06, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd - October 04, 2002

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Wagga Wagga as ZL308 - December 01, 2003

Withdrawn from use and stored at Wagga Wagga - December 01, 2003

Departed Wagga Wagga on ferry flight to Sweden - December 10, 2003

Arrived Linkoping at conclusion of ferry flight - December 14, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 13, 2004

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-C67 - March 23, 2004

Registered to Saab Aircraft Leasing AB, Linkoping, Sweden

Leased to Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force)

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - April 07, 2004

Entered onto the Swedish Military Aircraft Register as fv100008 - April 2004

Current with the Swedish Air Force

 


 

 

VH-EKG. Kendell - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Airport, January 2001.