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

Was also registered as: SE-C-67.


This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1995

The aircraft was originally intended for Business Express but it was not taken up

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

The Swedish test registration was 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 the delivery flight to Australia - June 22, 1995

It arrived at Wagga Wagga on completion of the delivery flight - June 25, 1995

Operated its first revenue service Wagga Wagga - Sydney (KIngsford Smith) - July 02, 1995

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

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

The aircraft was then placed in open storage at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Returned to service under administration Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra AN8569 - October 08, 2001

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

Operated its irst revenue service with REX - August 06, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd - October 04, 2002

Operated its final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Wagga Wagga as ZL308 - December 01, 2003

Withdrawn from use and stored at Wagga Wagga - December 01, 2003

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

It arrived at Linkoping on completion of the 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 Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 2001.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1045-001.)

VH-EKG. Kendell - in the Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1045-138.)