VH-KDR. SAAB 340B. c/n 229. Was also registered as: VH-ZLR.

 

This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1991

First flown with the test registration 'SE-G29' - January 24, 1991

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KSK - January 1991

Registered to Brintesia Aviation AB, Sweden

Accepted by Brintesia Aviation AB at Linkoping - February 26, 1991

Leased to Salenia Aviation, Sweden - Febraury 26, 1991

Subleased to Salair (Salenia Aviation subsidiary) as the registered operator

Salair merged with Avia AB and operations were conducted as Avia - August 01, 1991

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

Leased to Avia AB as the registered operator

Avia AB was renamed Skyways AB - September 01, 1992

Sold to Handelbanken Finans AB, Stockholm, Sweden - September 18, 1992

The aircraft was now named 'Medelpad'

Withdrawn from service and returned to lessor on termination of lease - July 1996

This aircraft was exchanged / leased to Ansett Australia for one of its Fokker 50s

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

Arrived Wagga Wagga as SE-KSK on completion of the ferry flight to Australia - July 11, 1996

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - July 15, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KDR - July 17, 1996

Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Stockholm, Sweden

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

Operated first revenue service - August 1996

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

Operated last revenue service Wagga Wagga - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN6309 - September 13, 2001

Withdrawn from service and stored near the old control tower at Sydney Airport

Returned to service under administration Sydney - ? - October 03, 2001

Observed at Sydney (Bankstown) carrying firefighters from Victoria - December 29, 29001

Operated charter 'firefighters' flight Sydney (Bankstown) - East Sale - December 30, 1991

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

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

Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd t/a Regional Express Airlines - September 19, 2002

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra as ZL341 - November 15, 2002

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

Departed Wagga Wagga on the ferry flight to Linkoping, Sweden - December 06, 2002

Observed at Orebro, Sweden in the Kendell livery - January 20, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 04, 2003

Officially handed back to Handelsbanken Finans - April 24, 2003

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KSK - April 30, 2003

Prepared for lease / sale to City-Air, Germany

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - May 06, 2003

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-CASC - May 07, 2003

Leased to City-Air as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'Eagle'

City-Air, Germany ceased operations due to bankruptcy - March 01, 2004

Aircraft withdrawn from use and stored at Munster, Germany

Ferried Munster - Bremen - March 17, 2004

Repossessed by Handelsbanken Finans AB, Sweden - April 2004

Leased to OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport GmbH, Emden, Germany as the registered operator - August 2004

Returned to lessor on termination of the lease - May 2005

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - May 23, 2005

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KSK - May 23, 2005

Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Stockholm

Leased to Swedish Aircraft Holdings AB - May 23, 2005

Sub-leased to Amber Air, Palanga, Lithuania as the registered operator - June 03, 2005

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - June 03, 2005

Entered onto the Lithuanian Aircraft Register as LY-ESM - June 04, 2005

Leased to Amber Air, Palanga, Lithuania as the registered operator

The aircraft was now named 'Gemini'

Operated first revenue service Palanga - Hamburg - June 23, 2005

Withdrawn from service and returned to lessor on termination of lease - November 29, 2005

Aircraft was stored at Linkoping, Sweden

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KSK - ?

Prepared for lease to Regional Express Airlines

Arrived Wagga Wagga on completion of the ferry flight to Australia - July 03, 2006

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZLR - July 21, 2006

Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Stockholm, Sweden

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

Registered to Regional Express Holdings, Sydney - January 27, 2011

Current with Regional Express Airlines

 

VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 30, 2011.

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VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 25, 2013.

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VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

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VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 20, 2013.

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VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 29, 2014.

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VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 05, 2014.

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VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 23, 2016.

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VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 09, 2016.

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VH-ZLR. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 18, 2017.

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