VH-XRX. SAAB 340B. c/n 179.

Was also registered as: PH-KSC; N145NC; XA-ACB; N179NC; HS-GBB; HS-HPE; VH-ZXS.

 

This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1989

It was ordered by K.L.M. for their subsidiary airline K.L.M. Cityhopper

First flown with the test registration 'SE-F79' - January 22, 1990

Powered by General Electric CT7-9B turboprop engines

Accepted by KLM Cityhopper at Linkoping - March 01, 1990

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-KSC - March 1990

Leased to Air Botnia (Finland) as the registered operator - April 1998

Returned to KLM Cityhopper at the end of the lease - May 22, 1998

Withdrawn from use by K.L.M. Cityhopper - May 22, 1998

The aircraft was then stored at Amsterdam (Schiphol)

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the ferry flight to the United States by Southern Cross Aviation - July 24, 1999

The aircraft was stored at San Antonio, Texas

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 30, 1999

Sold to Newport Capital - August 16, 1999

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N145NC - August 16, 1999

Registered to Newport Capital USA

It was observed at San Antonio in an 'all-white' livery without titles - September 1999

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-ACB - August 2000

Lease to Aerolitoral (Mexico) as the registered operator

Returned to Newport Capital USA at the end of the lease - August 2006

Cancelled from the Mexican Aircraft Register - ?

It was observed stored at Nashville, Tennessee - September 15, 2006

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N179NC - October 06, 2006

Registered to CIT Capital, New York

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 18, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XRX - October 19, 2006

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Limited, Sydney

The aircraft arrived at Wagga Wagga on completion of the ferry flight from the United States - October 21, 2006

Ferry route: ? - Christmas Island - Nadi - Coolangatta - Wagga Wagga

The aircraft was overhauled before entering service

Operated its first revenue service - ?

Operated its final Rex revenue service - September 06, 2009

Ferried Wagga Wagga - Townsville for repainting as ZL9976 - October 11, 2009

It was observed at Wagga Wagga in the 'Nok Mini' livery with 'HS-GBB under the port wing - November 30, 2009

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 01, 2010

Entered onto the Thai Aircraft Register as HS-GBB - January 01, 2010

Departed Wagga Wagga on the ferry flight to Thailand - January 03, 2010

Leased to Siam General Aviation t/a Nok Mini (Thailand) as the registered operator - January 12, 2010

The aircraft was registered as HS-HPE - August 19, 2010

Sub-leased to Happy Air (Thailand) as the registered operator - August 2010

Happy Air (Thailand) ceased operations - April 2011

It was observed stored at Bangkok with 'Happy Air' titles - June 21, 2011

It was observed stored at Bangkok without titles and logos - October 10, 2011

Cancelled from the Thai Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZXS - October 18, 2011

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Limited, Sydney

The aircraft arrived at Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight from Thailand - December 09, 2011

It was ferried by Pelair in the basic Nok Air Mini livery and without titles

Registered to Regional Express Holdings, Sydney - September 03, 2013

Leased to Regional Express Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated its first REX revenue service - ?

It entered service in the basic Nok Air livery and without titles

The aircraft was repainted into the REX livery at Wagga Wagga - September 2017

It was observed at Wagga Wagga in the standard REX livery - October 05, 2017

Current with Regional Express Airlines

 

 

VH-XRX. REX - in the all-white livery at Wagga Wagga Airport, October 26, 2011.

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VH-XRX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 09, 2007.

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VH-XRX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 14, 2007.

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VH-XRX. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 08, 2007.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 11, 2011.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 01, 2013.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 01, 2013.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 09, 2014.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 20, 2014.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 01, 2014.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 04, 2014.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 13, 2014.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 10, 2015.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 12, 2015.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the basic 'Nok Air Mini' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 29, 2015.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 02, 2018.

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VH-ZXS. REX Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 07, 2022.

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