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


This aircraft was 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 the delivery flight to Australia - October 11, 1995

Arrived Wagga Wagga on completion 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 its first revenue service Wagga Wagga - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN6307 - October 21, 1995

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

Operated its ast revenue service Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN640 - September 13, 2001

Aircraft ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Wagga Wagga for storage

It was leased to Macair Airlines Pty Ltd, Townsville in the Ansett livery - 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines - March 01, 2003

Leased to Macair Airlines as the registered operator

Returned to Australiawide Airlines Ltd at the end of the lease - August 14, 2003

Returned to service with Regional Express (REX)

Operated its final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - 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Withdrawn from service at Wagga Wagga having flown 15,297 hours with 17,163 cycles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 the ferry flight to Sweden - December 03, 2003

Arrived Linkoping on completion of the 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

The 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 the registered operator 

Allocated the Swedish Air Force serial number 'Fv100009'

Returned to Saab Aircraft Leasing at the end of the 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