VH-EKK. SAAB 340B. c/n 233.


 

Built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1990

First flown with test registration SE-G23 - December 05, 1990

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KSI - January 18, 1991

Registered to Brintesia Aviation AB, Sweden

Accepted by Brindesia Aviation at Linkoping - January 18, 1991

Leased to Salenia Aviation AB, Stockholm as registered operator

Sold to Salenia Aviation AB - August 1991

Leased to Avia AB, Norrkoping, Sweden as registered operator - August 1991

Sold to Credit Lyonnaise / PK Airfinance - December 18, 1991

Lease to Avia AB as registered operator continued

Avia AB was renamed Skyways - September 01, 1992

Sold to Handelsbanken Finas AB - September 18, 1992

Lease to Skyways as registered operator continued

Withdrawn from service and returned to lessor on termination of lease - February 1997

Departed Sweden on ferry flight to Australia - February 1997

Arrived Wagga Wagga at conclusion of ferry flight - February 07, 1997

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - February 10, 1997

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EKK - February 11, 1997

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

Aircraft overhauled before entering service

Operated first revenue service - ?

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

This aircraft was not named

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

Operated last revenue service Sydney - Canberra as AN639 - September 13, 2001

Operated Canberra - Wagga Wagga as AN604 - September 14, 2001

Aircraft was then withdrawn from service and stored at Wagga Wagga

Returned to service under administration - October 2001

Flew East Sale - Bankstown with group of fire fighters to assist in Sydney bushfires - December 29, 2001

Flew Bankstown - East Sale with group of exhausted fire fighters - December 30, 2001

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

Operated first revenue service with REX - August 05, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd - October 04, 2002

Operated final revenue service Coffs Harbour - Sydney - November 15, 2002

Ferried Sydney - Wagga Wagga and withdrawn from service - November 15, 2002

Departed Wagga Wagga on ferry flight to Sweden - December 18, 2002

Observed at Orebro, Sweden in full Regional Express livery - January 20, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 04, 2003

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KSI - March 04, 2003

Registered to Swedish Aircraft Holdings AB, Sweden

Leased to City Air, Germany for five years - April 2003

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - April 10, 2003

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-CASB - April 17, 2003

Leased to City Air Germany AB, Paderborn, Germany as registered operator

Aircraft was named 'Birdie'

City Air ceased all operations due to financial problems - February 27, 2004

Aircraft returned to SAAB / Swedish Aircraft Holdings - April 2004

Leased to OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport GmbH) as registered operator

Withdrawn from service and returned to SAAB at Linkoping - October 20, 2010

Aircraft was offered for immediate sale

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - November 11, 2010

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KSI - December 15, 2010

Registered to Swedish Aircraft Holdings AB

Aircraft was placed in storage at Linkoping

Entered onto the Estonian Aircraft Register as ES-ASO - March 5, 2012

Registered to Swedish Aircraft Holdings AB

Leased to Estonian Air Regional, Tallin, Estonia as registered operator

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - ?

Current with Estonian Air Regional