VH-RXS. SAAB 340B. c/n 285.

Was also registered as: N359BE.


This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1992

First flown with the test registration 'SE-G85' - January 17, 1992

Powered by General Electric CT7-9B turboprop engines

Accepted by Lambert Leasing Inc, U. S. A. at Linkoping - February 11, 1992

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N359BE - February 14, 1992

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Leased to Business Express, New York as the registered operator

Business Express was renamed Business Express Airlines - May 22, 1997

Withdrawn from service, returned to the Lessor and stored - December 2000

Registered to Saab Aircraft of America Inc - April 21, 2001

Leased to Business Express Airlines as the registered operator

Withdrawn from service, returned to the Lessor and stored at Nashville - June 2001

It was observed at Nashville in the REX Regional Express Airlines livery - July 27, 2003

It arrived Sydney on completion of the ferry flight from the United States - December 21, 2003

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 24, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RXS - February 26, 2004

Registered to Australiawide Airlines, Wagga Wagga

Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd as the registered operator

It was configured to seat 36 passengers

Operated its first revenue service Wagga Wagga - Albury - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as ZL431 - March 15, 2004

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Limited, Sydney - August 30, 2007

Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Current with REX Regional Express Airlines



VH-RXS. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 24, 2022.

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