VH-SBA. SAAB 340B. c/n 311.


Built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1992

First flown with test registration SE-C11 - July 02, 1992

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KXA - August 19, 1992

Registered to Saab Aircraft Leasing, Linkoping, Sweden

Leased to Golden Air Commuter as the registered operator

Aircraft was named 'Hawk'

Repossessed by Saab Aircraft Leasing - May 03, 1993

The lease to Gotia Shuttle Express, Bromma as the registered operator - June 23, 1993

Withdrawn from service returned to the lessor and stored at Linkoping - November 1993

Prepared for lease / sale to Skywest Airlines - 1994

Arrived Perth at the conclusion of ferry flight from Sweden - April 30, 1994

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - June 30, 1994

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SBA - July 01, 1994

Registered to Saab Aircraft Leasing, Linkoping, Sweden

Leased to Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd, Perth as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Hazelton Air Services Pty Ltd, Cudal, N. S. W. - December 23, 1994

Configured to seat 36 passengers

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Avalon) - ?

Sold to Hazelton Air Services Pty Ltd - September 20, 1999

Sold to Macquarie Bank, Australia - ?

Leased to Hazelton Air Services as the registered operator

Hazelton Air Services had become a fully owned subsidiary of Ansett Holdings - May 08, 2001

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

Operated last revenue service Parkes - Sydney as AN7316 - September 13, 2001

Returned to service under administration - ?

Separate Administrators were appointed to sell-off Hazelton Air Services

Sold to Australiawide Airlines Limited, Wagga Wagga t/a REX Regional Express Airlines - August 01, 2002

Operated first revenue service with REX - August 06, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines, Wagga Wagga t/a REX Regional Express Airlines - September 16, 2002

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Limited, Mascot, Sydney - May 27, 2005

Rolled out in special 'City of Wagga Wagga' livery - November 07, 2008

Current with REX Regional Express Airlines