VH-EKX. SAAB 340B. c/n 257.


 

Built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1991

First flown with test registration SE-G57 - June 25, 1991

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as EI-CFD - August 23, 1991

Registered to Nordbanken Finans AB, Sweden

Leased to Aer Lingus Commuter, Ireland as registered operator

Ferried Linkoping - Dublin on delivery to Aer Lingus Commuter - August 23, 1991

Aircraft was named 'St Senan'

Operated first revenue service Dublin - Leeds as EI368 - August 24, 1991

Operated final revenue service Newcastle - Dublin - May 29, 1995

Withdrawn from service and returned to lessor on termination of lease

Repainted into Northwest Airlink livery at Dublin

Departed Dublin on ferry flight to the United States - June 18, 1995

Arrived Louisville at conclusion of ferry flight - June 20, 1995

Ferry route: Dublin - Aberdeen - Reykjavik - Sondrestromfjord - Iqualuit - Ottawa - Louisville

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - June 21, 1995

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N257PX - June 21, 1995

Registered to Lambert Leasing, USA

Leased to Express Airlines t/a Northwest Airlink as registered operator

Withdrawn from service and returned to lessor on termination of lease - May 1996

Ferried to Nashville, Tennessee for maintenance and storage

Prepared for lease to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd - June 1996

Departed Nashville on ferry flight to Australia- June 6, 1996

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of ferry flight in basic Northwest Airlink livery - June 14, 1996

Ferried Sydney - Wagga Wagga - June 16, 1996

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - June 18, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EKX - June 19, 1996

Registered to Lambert Leasing, USA

Leased to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga, Australia as registered operator

Operated first revenue service - July 1996

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

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

Operated last revenue service Canberra - Sydney as AN634 - September 13, 2001

Returned to service under administration Sydney - Canberra as AN8513 - October 08, 2001

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

Rolled out at Albury in full REX Regional Express livery - August 04, 2002

Operated first revenue service with Regional Express Airlines (REX) - August 05, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd t/a Regional Express Airlines - October 04, 2002

Registered to Swedish Aircraft Holdings AB, Sweden - May 19, 2006

Leased to Regional Express Holdings Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga as registered operator

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga - January 20, 2011

Rolled out in 'Sharkcagediving' livery at Adelaide Airport - December 2011

This was to promote shark diving in a protective cage as a tourist attaction at Port Lincoln

Current with Regional Express Airlines

 


 

VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, February 2011.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2011.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2011.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2011.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, December 2011.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, January 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, January 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, January 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, January 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, January 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, January 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Melbourne Airport, February 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Melbourne Airport, February 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Melbourne Airport, February 2012.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2013.
VH-EKX. Regional Express Airlines - in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.