VH-EKH. SAAB 340B. c/n 369.

 

This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1995

First flown with the test registration 'SE-C69' - May 22, 1995

Powered by General Electric CT7-9B turboprop engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EKH - May 29, 1995

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

Accepted by Kendell Airlines at Linkoping - June 1995

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

Swedish test registration cancelled - June 29, 1995

Departed Linkoping, Sweden on the delivery flight to Australia - June 29, 1995

It arrived at Wagga Wagga on completion of the delivery flight - July 05, 1995

This aircraft was not named

Operated its first revenue service Wagga Wagga - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - July 1995

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

Operated its last revenue service Coffs Harbour - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN5919 - September 14, 2001

The aircraft was stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Returned to service under administration Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra - October 08, 2001

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

Operated its first revenue service with REX - August 05, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd - September 19, 2002

Registered to Swedish Aircraft Holdings AB, Sweden - May 11, 2006

Leased to Regional Express Holdings as registered operator

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Limited - March 31, 2011

Current with the Regional Express Airlines

 

 

VH-EKH. Rex Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 29, 2008.

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VH-EKH. Rex Regional Express - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 30, 2011.

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VH-EKH. Rex Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 01, 2011.

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VH-EKH. Rex Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 16, 2012.

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

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VH-EKH. Rex Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 24, 2013.

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VH-EKH. Rex Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 12, 2022.

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