VH-KDV. SAAB 340B. c/n 322.
This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1992
First flown with test registration 'SE-C22' - October 23, 1992
Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KVN - November 19, 1992
Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Stockholm
Leased to Skyways AB, Sweden as the registered operator
This aircraft was exchanged /leased to Ansett Australia for one of its Fokker 50s - 1996
Kendell Airlines had been purchased by TNT / News Ltd, the parent company of Ansett Airlines - June 1990
Arrived Wagga Wagga on completion of the ferry flight to Australia - February 07, 1996
Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - February 13, 1996
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KDV - February 14, 1996
Registered to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Entered service with 'Capital Shuttle' titles on the Sydney - Canberra route
Operated its first revenue service - February 1996
Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Operated its last revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Albury as AN6410 - September 13, 2001
Withdrawn from service and ferried to Wagga Wagga for storage
Returned to service under administration Wagga Wagga - ? - 2001
Kendell Airlines was sold to Australiawide Airlines operating as Regional Express Airlines (REX) - August 01, 2002
Operated its first revenue service with Regional Express Airlines (REX) - August 06, 2002
Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd t/a Regional Express Airlines - September 19, 2002
Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Sweden - May 16, 2006
Leased to Regional Express Airlines as the registered operator
Registered to Regional Express Holdings Ltd, Mascot, Sydney - February 10, 2011
Current with Regional Express Airlines
VH-KDV. Kendell - in the Ansett 'Star Mark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.
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VH-KDV. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 19, 2013.
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VH-KDV. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 27, 2013.
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VH-KDV. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 08, 2013.
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VH-KDV. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 01, 2019.
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