VH-ZLZ. SAAB 340A. c/n 038.
Was also registered as: HB-AHG; D-CDIF; ZK-NLM; VH-ZRX; SP-KPL.
This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1985
First flown with the test registration 'SE-E38' - October 04, 1985
Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-AHG - October 1985
Registered to SAAB Aircraft Holdings, Sweden
Leased to Crossair, Switzerland as the registered operator
Cancelled from the Swiss Aircraft Register - April 1990
Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-CDIF - April 1990
Leased to Delta Air as the registered operator
Delta Air changed its name to Deutsche BA - April 01, 1992
Sub-leased to Crossair Switzerland as the registered operator - June 1996
The aircraft was operated in Deutsche BA livery with 'Operated for Crossair by Deutsche BA' decal on the fuselage
Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - April 1997
Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-AHG - April 1997
It was withdrawn from Crossair service and prepared for operation by Hazelton Air Services, Australia - October 1997
The aircraft arrived at Cudal, New South Wales on completion of its ferry flight - October 27, 1997
Cancelled from the Swiss Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZLZ - October 31, 1997
Registered to Hazelton Air Services, Cudal, New South Wales
Ansett (Hazelton) suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
It operated its final revenue service Dubbo - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN7300 - September 14, 2001
It was placed in open storage at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)
Registered to Hawker Pacific Limited, Bankstown. Sydney - September 16, 2002
Leased to Air Nelson Limited, New Zealand as the registered operator - November 2002
The aircraft arrived in New Zealand on delivery to Air Nelson - November 02, 2002
This aircraft was the 20th SAAB 340A delivered to Air Nelson
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 13, 2002
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NLM - November 14, 2002
Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson, New Zealand
Operated its first Air Nelson revenue service - November 28, 2002
Operated its final Air Nelson revenue service Wellington - Nelson as NZ8841- June 06, 2006
Arrived Wagga Wagga on completion of its ferry flight from New Zealand - July 17, 2006
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 17, 2006
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZRX - August 09, 2006
Registered to Regional Express Holdings Pty Limited
Operated its first revenue service with REX - ?
Operated its final REX revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Wagga Wagga as ZL667 - January 12, 2009
It was placed in open storage at Wagga Wagga
Departed Wagga Wagga on the ferry flight to Poland - April 15, 2009
Arrived Warsaw on completion of its ferry flight - April 17, 2009
Ferry route: Wagga Wagga - Alice Springs - Port Headland - Male - Muscat - Warsaw
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 21, 2009
Entered onto the Polish Aircraft Register as SP-KPL - May 22, 2009
Registered to Sprint Air, Warsaw, Poland
It was observed at Poznan in the Sprint Air livery - July 15, 2009
The aircraft was repossessed and based in Paris for operation by Vizion Air - January 2015
The aircraft was to be used for corporate and sporting group charters
Current status - ?
VH-ZLZ. Hazelton - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1045-076.)
VH-ZRX. Rex Regional Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 27, 2007.
(N. Daw Copyright Image 1045-077.)
VH-ZRX. Rex - in the all-white livery at Wagga Wagga Airport, March 16, 2009.
(N. Daw Copyright Image 1045-078.)