VH-ANO. Embraer 170-100LR. c/n 17000099.


This aircraft was ordered new by General Electric Capital Aviation Services Ltd (GECAS) - ?

Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - March 2005

First flown as PT-SZZ - March 2005

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-8E5 engines

Accepted by GECAS at Sao Jose dos Campos - April 24, 2005

Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-KXB - April 25, 2005

Leased to Hong Kong Express as the registered operator

The lease was terminated - March 2007

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ANO - June 06, 2007

Registered to AFS Investments 67-C Incorporated, Melbourne

Leased to Capiteq Ltd, Darwin t/a Air North as the registered operator

Departed Hong Kong on the ferry flight to Australia as AN071 - June 08, 2007

Arrived Darwin on completion of the ferry flight in Hong Kong Express livery - June 08, 2007

Ferried Darwin - Brisbane for repainting in Air North livery by Jetcare as AN071 - June 08, 2007

Ferried Brisbane - Darwin following the repainting into the Air North livery as AN041 - June 25, 2007

Operated Air North charter flight Manila - Dili - August 25, 2007

Operated its first Air North RPT service Darwin - Kununurra - Broome - August 27, 2007

Operated first joint code share with Qantas Airways Darwin - Denpasar - Darwin - October 17, 2007

Aircraft named 'Savannah'

Current with Air North


VH-ANO. Air North - 'Savannah' in the standard livery at Kunanurra Airport, July 2008.

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