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

Was also registered as: SE-KXA.

 

This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1992

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

Powered by General Electric CT7-9B turboprop engines

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

The aircraft was named 'Hawk'

Repossessed by Saab Aircraft Leasing - May 03, 1993

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Withdrawn from service returned to the Lessor and stored at Linkoping - November 1993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

It arrived at Perth on completion of the 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

It was configured to seat 36 passengers

Operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - 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 its last revenue service Parkes - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) 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 its first revenue service with REX - August 06, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines, Wagga Wagga - September 16, 2002

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

Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

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

Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator - January 30, 2014

Current with REX Regional Express Airlines

 

 

VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - 'City of Wagga Wagga' in the special livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 05, 2013.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - 'City of Wagga Wagga' in the special livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 05, 2013.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - 'City of Wagga Wagga' in the special livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 04, 2014.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - 'City of Wagga Wagga' in the special livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 18, 2014.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - 'City of Wagga Wagga' in the special livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 03, 2016.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - 'City of Wagga Wagga' in the special livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 29, 2016.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 09, 2019.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 16, 2019.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 05, 2021.

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VH-SBA. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 01, 2022.

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