VH-EKN. SAAB 340B. c/n 372.


 

Built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EKN - September 06, 1995

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

First flown with test registration SE-C72 - September 09, 1995

Accepted by Kendell Airlines at Linkoping - October 11, 1995

Departed Linkoping on delivery flight to Australia - October 11, 1995

Arrived Wagga Wagga at conclusion of delivery flight - October 16, 1995

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

This aircraft was not named

Operated first revenue service Wagga Wagga - Sydney as AN6307 - October 21, 1995

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

Operated last revenue service Canberra - Sydney as AN640 - September 13, 2001

Aircraft ferried Sydney - Wagga Wagga for storage

Leased to Macair Airlines Pty Ltd, Townsville in Ansett livery - 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines - March 01, 2003

Leased to Macair Airlines as registered operator

Returned to Australiawide Airlines Ltd on termination of lease - August 14, 2003

Returned to service with Regional Express (REX)

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Wagga Wagga as ZL306 - November 25, 2003

Withdrawn from service at Wagga Wagga having flown 15,297 hours with 17,163 cycles

Departed Wagga Wagga on ferry flight to Sweden - December 03, 2003

Arrived Linkoping at conclusion of ferry flight - December 06, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 10, 2003

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-C72 March 09, 2004

Registered to Saab Aircraft Leasing AB, Sweden

Aircraft underwent testing prior to lease / operation by the Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force)

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - March 19, 2003

Leased to the Swedish Air Force as registered operator 

Allocated the Swedish Air Force serial number Fv100009

Returned to Saab Aircraft Leasing on termination of lease - July 2010

Sold to the Royal Thai Air Force - December 15, 2010

Allocated the Royal Thai Air Force registration 70202

Current with the Royal Thai Air Force