VH-KDV. SAAB 340B. c/n 322.


 

Built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1992

First flown with test registration SE-C22 - October 23, 1992

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KVN - November 19, 1992

Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Stockholm

Leased to Skyways AB, Sweden as the registered operator

This aircraft was exchanged /leased to Ansett Australia for one of its Fokker 50s - 1996

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

Arrived Wagga Wagga as SE-KVN at the conclusion of ferry flight to Australia - February 07, 1996

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - February 13, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KDV - February 14, 1996

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

Entered service with 'Capital Shuttle' titles on the Sydney - Canberra route

Operated first revenue service - February 1996

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

Operated last revenue service Sydney - Albury as AN6410 - September 13, 2001

Withdrawn from service and ferried to Wagga Wagga for storage

Returned to service under administration Wagga Wagga - ? - 2001

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 06, 2002

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

Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Sweden - May 16, 2006

Leased to Regional Express Airlines as the registered operator

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Ltd, Mascot, Sydney - February 10, 2011

Current with Regional Express Airlines

 


 

VH-KDV. Kendell - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-KDV. Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2013.
VH-KDV. Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2013.
VH-KDV. Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 2013.