VH-EKX. SAAB 340B. c/n 257.

Was also registered as: EI-CFD; N257PX.

 

This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1991

First flown with test registration 'SE-G57' - June 25, 1991

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as EI-CFD - August 23, 1991

Registered to Nordbanken Finans AB, Sweden

Leased to Aer Lingus Commuter, Ireland as the registered operator

Ferried Linkoping - Dublin on delivery to Aer Lingus Commuter - August 23, 1991

The aircraft was named 'St Senan'

Operated its first revenue service Dublin - Leeds as EI368 - August 24, 1991

Operated its final revenue service Newcastle - Dublin - May 29, 1995

Withdrawn from service and returned to lessor at the end of the lease

Repainted into Northwest Airlink livery at Dublin

Departed Dublin on the ferry flight to the United States - June 18, 1995

Arrived Louisville on completion of the ferry flight - June 20, 1995

Ferry route: Dublin - Aberdeen - Reykjavik - Sondrestromfjord - Iqualuit - Ottawa - Louisville

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - June 21, 1995

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N257PX - June 21, 1995

Registered to Lambert Leasing, USA

Leased to Express Airlines t/a Northwest Airlink as the registered operator

Withdrawn from service and returned to lessor at the end of the lease - May 1996

Ferried to Nashville, Tennessee for maintenance and storage

Prepared for lease to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd - June 1996

Departed Nashville on the ferry flight to Australia- June 06, 1996

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of fthe erry flight in basic Northwest Airlink livery - June 14, 1996

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Wagga Wagga - June 16, 1996

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 18, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EKX - June 19, 1996

Registered to Lambert Leasing, USA

Leased to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga, Australia as the registered operator

Operated its first revenue service - July 1996

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

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

Operated its last revenue service Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN634 - September 13, 2001

Returned to service under administration Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra as AN8513 - October 08, 2001

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

Rolled out at Albury in the REX Regional Express livery - August 04, 2002

Operated its first revenue service with Regional Express Airlines (REX) - August 05, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd t/a Regional Express Airlines - October 04, 2002

Registered to Swedish Aircraft Holdings AB, Sweden - May 19, 2006

Leased to Regional Express Holdings Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga as the registered operator

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Pty Ltd, Sydney - January 20, 2011

Rolled out in 'Sharkcagediving' livery at Adelaide (West Beach) Airport - December 2011

This was to promote shark diving in a protective cage as a tourist attaction at Port Lincoln

Current with Regional Express Airlines

 

 

VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 19, 2011.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 20, 2011.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 17, 2011.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 17, 2011.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 17, 2011.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 04, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 04, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 04, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 12, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 23, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 23, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 01, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 01, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 09, 2012.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 26, 2013.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 01, 2013.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 06, 2013.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 15, 2016.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 15, 2016.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 27, 2016.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 27, 2016.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 28, 2016.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 28, 2016.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 17, 2018.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 14, 2019.

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VH-EKX. REX Regional Express - in the promotional 'skarkdiving' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 18, 2019.

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