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Airlines

Name: ANSETT AUSTRALIA
7JetSet7 Code: ANS
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: OCEANIA
City: MELBOURNE
Country: AUSTRALIA
Employees 14876
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Sita: MELXXAN
Background
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FOUNDED IN 1936. DOMESTIC AND SCHEDULED, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1901, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 7,686,848 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 17.9 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS CANBERRA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.

JANUARY 1993: OPERATES THROUGHOUT ALL STATES OF AUSTRALIA WITH HUBS AT MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, & PERTH. INTERNATIONAL TO DENSPASAR (BALI), HONG KONG, JAKARTA, KUALA LUMPUR, OSAKA, COCOS ISLANDS, AND CHRISTMAS ISLAND.

9,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 2,200 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

1992 = +$12.1 MILLION OPERATING PROFIT: +35.7% (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC; +35.9% PASSENGERS (PAX).

B AE 146-300 (ALF502R-5) DELIVERY.

SEPTEMBER 1993: 1ST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO BALI, APPLIED FOR MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, KOREA, & KANSAI, JAPAN.

NOVEMBER 1993: 120 MINUTES EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) ON A320, PERTH TO COCOS ISLANDS & CHRISTMAS ISLAND.

DECEMBER 1993: 1 737-300 (CFM56-3-B1), EX-BRITISH MIDLAND (BMA).

MARCH 1994: CONVERTED 10 ORDERS A321 TO 5 A320.

SEPTEMBER 1994: 2 747-300 "SPACESHIPS", SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) DRY LEASED, TO OSAKA & HONG KONG.

OCTOBER 1994: INCDT: (ANS) 747-300 NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED ON LANDING AT SYDNEY ALL (FC)-(CA)/253 PASSENGERS OK, NO INJURIES.

MAY 1995: 737-33A (PS624) DELIVERY. POSSIBLE LEASE/PURCHASE OF 767-200 (L/N 71), EX-BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) IN DECEMBER 1995.

JUNE 1995: NOW FLIES INTERNATIONALLY TO BALI, HONG KONG & OSAKA, NOW APPLYING FOR TAIWAN & KUALA LUMPUR - NEEDS 3RD 747-300 (BEING NEGOTIATED).

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1994 = +$112.2 MILLION (-$134 MILLION): +12.2% (RPK) TRAFFIC, +6.8% PASSENGERS (PAX), -3.9% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 75.7% LF LOAD FACTOR.

NOVEMBER 1995: MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) FOR AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) TO BUY 25% OF ANSETT (ANS) FOR A$200 MILLION WITH (ANS) TO BE 50% NEWS CORP, 25% TNT (TNB).

CODE SHARE WITH EVA AIR (EVA) TO TAIPEI.

1 747-300 (JT9D-7R4G2), EX-SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) & 1 767-200 (CF6-80A), EX-BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI).

FEBRUARY 1996: 2 A320-200'S (288; 331) (CFM56-5A1) EX-ONUR AIR (ONU), GATX LEASED.

MARCH 1996: 1 767-200ER (CF6-80A2) (24973), EX-LAN CHILE (LAN), GATX LEASED FOR 4 YEARS, 1 767-300ER (CF6-80C2) (27569), (GUI) LEASED IN MAY 1996, 1 737-300 (24030), (TES) LSD, (AWW) LEASED & POSSIBLY 1 767-200 (CF6-80A) (23807), BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) LEASED, (ILF) LEASED IN JUNE 1996.

GRAEME MCMAHON, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO RETIRED. ALAN HARRISON, GENERAL MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES.

RESEARCHING DIGITAL DATA PRODUCTS IN EFFORT TO COMPLETELY COMPUTERIZE MAINTENANCE TASK PLANNING & DATA RETRIEVAL.

767-300ER (VL755) DELIVERY.

APRIL 1996: PEMCO, DOTHAN DOES HEAVY MAINTENANCE FOR 767-200.

1 767-300ER (CF6-80C2). TO SHANGHAI FROM MELBOURNE (MEL) & SYDNEY.

JUNE 1996: NEW ZEALAND COMMERCE COMMISSION OK'D AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) PURCHASE OF 50% STAKE IN ANSETT (ANS) FROM TNT (TNB), AND NEWS CORP PURCHASE OF 100% OF ANSETT NZ. 2 A320-200'S (CFM56-A1), EX-ONUR AIR (ONU).

JULY 1996: JOHN VINCENT, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE, EX-QANTAS (QAN).

4TH 747-300 (JT9D-7R4), SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1996: RUMOR OF CONVERTING 3-PLACE 767-200 FLIGHT DECK TO 2-PLACE, REMOVING FLIGHT ENGINEER STATION IN 1ST QUARTER 1997.

EXPANDING HANGAR AT BRISBANE TO HANDLE 747'S.

2ND 767-300ER (JANUARY 1997), AWAS (AWW) LEASED. 4TH 747-300, EARLY 1997, SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) LEASED FOR NEW ROUTE TO SHANGHAI.

AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) BUYS TNT'S (TNB) 50% STAKE IN ANSETT (ANS) FOR A$325 MILLION & (ANZ) PROVIDES A$150 MILLION CASH INFUSION.

PLANS TO RETIRE 5 727-200'S (21695; 22641; 22642; 22643; 22644) AND 1 727-200F (20551) BY MID-1997 AND HAS GIVEN FEDEX (FED) FIRST RIGHT OF REFUSAL TO PURCHASE AIRPLANES. 1 A320-200 (CFM56-5A1).

OCTOBER 1996: TO REPLACE 727'S WITH A320'S TO HOBART.

MIKE TERRELL, GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS (ACTING). RON EDDINGTON, EX-MANAGING DIRECTOR CATHAY PACIFIC (CAT), REPLACES KEN COWLEY, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN.

1 A320-200 (CFM56-5A1) DELIVERY.

DEC 1996: 16 ORDERS A330-200.

1996 = 10.143 BILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC (WORLD #33).

JANUARY 1997: GOVERNMENT REJECTS INCREASED HONG KONG APPLICATION DELAYS ACQUISITION OF 4TH 747-300, EX-SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA). TO ACCELERATE RETIREMENT OF 6 727'S SOLD TO INTREPID AVIATION, TENNESSEE. OPERATIONS CEASE BY APRIL 1997 & REPLACED BY A320'S.

MARCH 1997: FREQUENT FLYER ARRANGEMENT WITH LUFTHANSA(DLH) AND LAUDA AIR (LAL).

TO ACQUIRE 1 767-200ER (23326), EX-AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) IN JUNE 1997, 3 YEAR LEASED.

APRIL 1997: TO RETIRE ALL 727'S.

17,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 856 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 1,700 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

1 A320-200 (CFM56-5A1) DELIVERY. +1 ORDER (10/97) A320-200 (CFM56-A1).

MAY 1997: PLANS FOR NEW MAINTENANCE HANGAR AT SYDNEY FOR 2 747-400'S SIDE BY SIDE. NEXT MONTH SYDNEY TO SHANGHAI (767).

JUNE 1997: 3 727-200'S (VH-ANB; VH-ANE, & VH-RMX) TO INTREPID AIR LEAVING 1 AWAITING DELIVERY.

CODE SHARE WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) TO KOREA.

NEXT YEAR OPERATIONS DIVISION TO BE QUALITY CERTIFIED TO (ISO) 9002.

A320-211 (023) HAS SPECIAL COLOR SCHEME PROMOTING ANSETT (ANS) AS "OFFICIAL AIRLINE OF THE 2000 OLYMPIC GAMES."

LARGEST ASIA/PACIFIC ALLIANCE CODE SHARE & TECHNOLOGY SHARE: WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) & SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA): (SIA) 80 AIRPLANES 50.1 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; (ANZ) 72 AIRPLANES 20.1 BILLION (RPK), (ANS) 71 AIRPLANES 15.5 BILLION RPK (1996).

1 767-200ER (CF6-80A2), EX-(ANZ).

JULY 1997: LAST 727 (VH-RMN) SOLD TO INTREPID AIR LAST MONTH TO BE HUSHKITTED AND CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER AND LEASED TO AIR CARGO AUSTRALIA (ACS).

CQI GOALS ARE TO REDUCE 767 HEAVY MAINTENANCE BY 30%, ENGINE SHOP OVERHAULS 20%, OPTIMIZE & REDUCE 767 HEAVY MAINTENANCE CHECK SCHEDULES 15%, & DECREASE NET YEARLY LABOR COSTS +6% BY THE END OF 1997.

1996 = +$45.38 MILLION (+$40.87 MILLION) (NET PROFIT).

ANSETT (ANS) AIR FREIGHT 3 YEAR CONTRACT ($4.7 MILLION/YEAR) TO KITTY HAWK FOR DAILY CHARTERS, SYDNEY TO AUCKLAND WITH 727-223F (20186).

OCTOBER 1997: 17,977 EMPLOYEES.

2 F28-3000'S (11143 & 11151) SOLD TO KALAHARI EXPRESS. SWAPPED 727-251 (19971) FOR 727-223 (20186), KITTY HAWK (KHT) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 1997: USING 737-300 ON PERTH - KARRATHA, VERY POPULAR WITH PASSENGERS.

DECEMBER 1997: A320-211 (726) DELIVERY.

JANUARY 1998: NONSTOP TO BALI FROM BRISBANE. TRAFFIC HAS GROWN +180% FROM BRISBANE TO BALI IN LAST 10 YEARS.

727-251F (19971) RETURNED TO KITTY HAWK (KHT) & REPLACED BY 727-223F (20186).

MARCH 1998: JEFF ANDERSON, MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES (FINANCES).

APRIL 1998: COMPLETES 3 TO 2 CREW MODIFICATIONS ON ALL 767-200'S.

BRISBANE - DENPASAR BALI (767).

17,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 856 FLIGHT CREW (FC) AND 1,700 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.ansett.com.au).

MAY 1998: ANSETT (ANS) AND AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) JOIN THE STAR ALLIANCE (SAL) (FULL MEMBER IN 1999) INCLUDING UNITED AIRLINES (UAL), LUFTHANSA (DLH), SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SAS), AIR CANADA (ACN), THAI INTERNATIONAL (TII), AND VARIG (VAR).

JUNE 1998: CONVERTED 5 767-200'S TO 2-MAN COCKPIT.

JULY 1998: TO SUBLEASE 767-200ER, EX-AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ), TO SWISS WORLD AIRWAYS (SWI) FOR 23 MONTHS.

ONE STOP SERVICE FROM SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE TO BROOME. WILL HUB IN ALICE SPRINGS WITH SERVICE TO DARWIN AND AYERS ROCK.

1997 TOP WORLD AIRLINES COMPARISONS:

EMPLOYEES (K): 19 SAS 22; 20 ACN 22; 21 TII 22; 22 PIA 21; 23 AIN 19; 24 ALI 19; 25 VAR 18; 26 JAL 17; 27 KAL 17; 28 ANS 17*; 29 SWS 17; 30 GUN 16. *ANSETT HOLDINGS.

PASSENGERS (PAX) (MILLION): 16 QAN 19; 17 AMW 18; 18 JAS 17; 19 IBE 15; 20 GUN 15; 21 TII 15; 22 KLM 15; 23 ACN 14; 24 ANS 13; 25 ASA 12.

AUGUST 1998: ALLIANCE WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) AND WITH SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) INCLUDING CODE SHARE TO >200 CITIES IN 47 COUNTRIES.

SEPTEMBER 1998: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = -$26.27 MILLION. ANSETT HOLDINGS = +$17.7 MILLION (-$20 MILLION).

OCTOBER 1998: JOHN VINCENT, EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGER ENGINEERING.

ANSETT HOLDINGS = 17,000 EMPLOYEES OF WHICH 12,000 EMPLOYED BY THE AIRLINE ANSETT AUSTRALIA.

F28-3000 (11143) SOLD TO KALAHARI EXPRESS.

NOVEMBER 1998: AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS NAMES ANSETT (ANS) "AIRLINE OF THE YEAR" FOR 5TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

PLANS TO REDUCE STAFF BY -1,700 OVER NEXT 3 YEARS.

DECEMBER 1998: RETURNS 747-312 (584-23028) TO SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA). 2 F28-3000 FELLOWSHIPS SOLD TO KALAHARI EXPRESS (11143; 11151). 767-219ER (CF6-80A2) (124-23326) RETURNED FROM SWISS WORLD (SWI).

FEBRUARY 1999: WHEN REMAINING 2 747-300'S SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) LEASES EXPIRE IN 1999, ANSETT (ANS) WILL REPLACE WITH 2 747-400'S, (SIA) LEASED TO COUNTER QANTAS'S NEW FLEET REFURBISHMENT.

NEXT MONTH, CODE SHARE WITH ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA) SYDNEY - BRISBANE - OSAKA AS PRECURSOR OF BOTH JOINING THE STAR ALLIANCE (SAL) LATER THIS YEAR. NEW 747-400 TO OPERATE TO HONG KONG, OSAKA, & TAIPEI.

NEW 747-400'S (PW4056), EX-(SIA), TO REPLACE 747-300 (23026; 23029) IN AUGUST 1999.

MARCH 1999: BECOMES FULL MEMBER OF THE STAR ALLIANCE (SAL), INCLUDING AIR CANADA (ACN), LUFTHANSA (DLH), SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SAS), THAI INTERNATIONAL (TII), UNITED AIRLINES (UAL), AND VARIG (VAR). ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA) IS EXPECTED TO JOIN IN 3RD QUARTER 1999. THE (SAL) OFFERS 720 DESTINATIONS IN 110 COUNTRIES, 250 PREMIUM CLASS LOUNGES & >1,650 AIRPLANES.

737-33A (VH-CZT) HAS SPECIAL OLYMPIC MASCOT PAINTED ON FUSELAGE OF CHARACTERS 'OLLY,' 'MILLIE' & 'SYD.'

SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) BIDS FOR 50% STAKE IN ANSETT (ANS) FOR $320 MILLION. CURRENTLY, (ANS) HAS 45% OF DOMESTIC MARKET, QANTAS (QAN) HAS 55%.

(ANS) AND AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) JOIN THE STAR ALLIANCE (SAL).

APRIL 1999: 16,124 EMPLOYEES. SITA: MELXXAN.

747-412 (27137, 9V-SMT), SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) LEASED. 767-219ER (23326, VH-RMC) RETURNED TO AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ).

1998 = 10.5 BILLION (RPM) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, 13.5 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

JUNE 1999: RUPERT MURDOCK'S NEWS CORPORATION, REJECTS SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA)'S 50% BID FOR ANSETT (ANS).

ANSETT (ANS) ENGINEERING: SITA: MELVZAN. MAINTENANCE APPROVAL BY (FAA), AUSTRALIA, INDONESIA, UK, THAILAND, & CHINA. PROVIDES AVIONICS, ELECTRICAL & HYDRAULIC OVERHAUL & REPAIR. "B," "C," & "D" CHECKS. 737, 767, A320, CFM56, CF6 AIRFRAMES & ENGINES. HANGARS: 3 WIDE BODY, 12 NARROW BODY. 1,330 MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS (MT). 63 LICENSED AIRFRAME ENGINEERS (MT).

PLANS TO REPLACE ITS 737, 767 & B AE 146 FLEET WITH ALL-AIRBUS (EDS) 25 ORDERS A318/A319 & 10 A321'S.

1998 TOP WORLD AIRLINES PASSENGER TRAFFIC (RPM) (BILLION):
29 CHI 12.64; 30 VAA 12.27; 31 SVA 11.69; 32 ASA 11.27; 33 ANZ 11.14; 34 ANS 10.14; 35 SAA 9.85; 36 SAB 9.53; 37 BEJ 9.07; 38 JAS 8.77; 39 THY 8.10

AUGUST 1999: CODE SHARE WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) & UNITED AIRLINES (UAL) TO USA.

747-412 (PW4056) (24062), EX-SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1999: ANSETT (ANS) 50% OWNER NEWS CORPORATION LIKELY TO PLACE $355 MILLION TO $415 MILLION PRICE TAG ON ITS SHARES, WHICH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) MIGHT MAKE AN OFFER FOR, TO ACQUIRE 100% CONTROL.

F 50 SOLD TO AEROCENTURY, BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA.

ANSETT HOLDINGS FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1998 = +$100 MILLION IN MARCH 2000.

BALI - BROOME.

NAMED "WORLD BEST BUSINESS (C) CLASS AIRLINE" BY INFLIGHT RESEARCH SERVICES.

2ND 747-412, EX-SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA), TO REPLACE 747-312, FOR HONG KONG - OSAKA FROM SYDNEY & BRISBANE.

OCTOBER 1999: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1998 = +$20 MILLION (-$26.3 MILLION): 10.14 BILLION (RPM) TRAFFIC (+9.6%), 1.23 BILLION (FTM) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (+4%). 14,876 EMPLOYEES.

NOVEMBER 1999: STARTS CODE SHARE WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ), SYDNEY - LOS ANGELES (LAX) & WITH UNITED AIRLINES (UAL) SYDNEY/MELBOURNE - (LAX) & SYDNEY - SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), + ONWARD TO BOSTON, CHICAGO (ORD), NEW YORK (JFK), AND WASHINGTON.

CHANGES ITS 737-300 INTERIOR CONFIGURATION FROM 20C, 94Y TO 8C, 115Y.

JOINT VENTURE WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) ENGINEERING FOR MAINTENANCE REPAIR & OVERHAUL (MRO) COMPANY, HEADED BY BILL JACOBSON, EX-ALLIEDSIGNAL, UTILIZING 2,100 (ANS) ENGINEERS (MT) & 2,300 (ANZ) ENGINEERS (MT).

DECEMBER 1999: 2 F28-4000'S (11183; 11208) RETIRED. SELLS B AE 146-300 TO MANX AIRLINES.

JANUARY 2000: ANSETT (ANS) HOLDINGS EMPLOYEES MAKE $330 MILLION BID TO BUY 50% STAKE HELD BY RUPERT MURDOCH'S NEWS CORPORATION.

FEBRUARY 2000: AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) GAINS FULL CONTROL OF ANSETT (ANS) BY BUYING 50% HELD BY NEWS CORPORATION, INCLUDING AN INITIAL $367 MILLION PAYMENT & 10% (ANZ) STOCK. DEAL DOES NOT INCLUDE ANSETT NEW ZEALAND.

16,500 EMPLOYEES.

LAST 6 MONTHS 1999 OPERATING PROFIT = +AU$72.3 MILLION.

B AE 146-300 (E3171) SOLD TO BRITISH REGIONAL.

MARCH 2000: 737-300 (VH-CZT) PAINTED WITH MASCOTS OF SYDNEY 2000 OLYMPIC GAMES MASCOTS: SYD, MILLIE, & OLLIE. 767-300ER (VH-BZF) WILL FLY TO ATHENS IN EARLY MAY 2000 TO PICK UP THE OLYMPIC FLAME AND CARRY IT TO GUAM.

OPENS CENTER IN PERTH TO SERVICE THE MINING & RESOURCE INDUSTRY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

CODE SHARE WITH SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA), SINGAPORE - ZURICH.

APRIL 2000: ROD EDDINGTON, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, RESIGNS TO JOIN BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) AS CEO. CRAIG WALLACE, EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGER WILL LEAD ANSETT (ANS) IN THE INTERIM.

16,124 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 1,170 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 2,010 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 2,079 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

HUBS: BRISBANE DARWIN, PERTH, AND SYDNEY.

MAY 2000: JOHN VINCENT, ENGINEERING CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, OF ANSETT AUSTRALIA & AIR NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERING SERVICES (ANNZES) FOR AUSTRALIA, AND GRAEME GILMORE, FOR NEW ZEALAND.

JUNE 2000: 767-300ER (VH-HYN) DELIVERY IN SPECIAL OLYMPIC FLAME COLOR SCHEME. AIRPLANE WILL CARRY OLYMPIC FLAME FROM AUCKLAND TO AYERS ROCK.

6 ORDERS (FEBRUARY 2001) 747-400'S.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GIVES OK TO AIR NEW ZEALAND TO ACQUIRE REMAINING 50% OF ANSETT (ANS).

1999 TOP WORLD AIRLINES:
NET PROFIT ($MILLION): 12 CAT 282; 13 QAN 279; 14 USA 273; 15 KAL 226; 16 SAS 217; 17 AMW 201; 18 ASA 196; 19 JAL 187; 20 SWS 171; 21 IBE 154; 22 ACN 147; 23 TII 140; 24 ANZ 114; 25 ANS 104.

(ANS) GROUP FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 = +$103.65 MILLION (+$19.5 MILLION): 16.96 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (-1.5%); 71.7% LF LOAD FACTOR; 13.40 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (-.4%); 14,876 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 2000: 1 ORDER (NOVEMBER 2000) 737-33A (24461, /90 25 25) EX-BRITISH MIDLAND (BMA), CIT (TCI) LEASED.

ANDREW MILLER, CEO, EX-AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) GENERAL MANAGER DOMESTIC AIRLINES.

INTRODUCES ELECTRONIC E-CHECK-IN PRIOR TO OLYMPIC GAMES TRAFFIC INTO SYDNEY.

SEPTEMBER 2000: IN OCTOBER 2000, HEAVY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR SICHUAN AIRLINES (SIC) 3 A320'S, WORTH #AU41M.

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 = +$86.91 MILLION.

GARY TOOMEY CEO AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ)/ANSETT (ANS), EX-DEPUTY CEO QANTAS (QAN).

IN NOVEMBER 2000, TO HONG KONG (767-300ER).

OCTOBER 2000: (ANNZES), ANSETT (ANS)/AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) JOINT MAINTENANCE (MRO), SIGNS UP ITS 1ST CUSTOMER, WITH $1.3 MILLION HEAVY MAINTENANCE & MODIFICATIONS FOR 3 A320'S OF SICHUAN AIRLINES (SIC) AT MELBOURNE.

SIGNS CONTRACT FOR HONEYWELL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SUPPORT SYSTEM (AMOSS) TO HELP REDUCE DELAYS AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCY OF ITS AIRPLANE PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS.

DECEMBER 2000: 2 737-33A'S (1831-24460, /90 29 23; 1833-24461, /90 26 26), EX-BRITISH MIDLAND (BMA). THESE AIRPLANES TO GO TO AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ), CHRISTCHURCH FOR PRE-SERVICE MODIFICATIONS. 2ND SICHUAN AIRLINES (SIC) A320 FOR "C" CHECK.

ANSETT (ANS) AND AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) ARE OFFERING SEVERANCE PACKAGES TO STAFF IN THE WAKE OF THE MERGER GIVING A COMBINED TOTAL OF 21,000 EMPLOYEES.

FEBRUARY 2001: CODE SHARE WITH LAUDA AIR (LAL), SYDNEY & MELBOURNE TO ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, CANBERRA, CAIRNS, PERTH, HOBART AND LAUNCESTON.

(ANNZES) CONTRACT FOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE CHECK ON CHINA NORTHWEST AIRLINES (CNW) B AE 146-300. 2 ORDERS 747-400'S AND 2 ORDERS 767-300ER'S. 4 ORDERS 767-300ER'S, AIR CANADA (ACN) LEASED (JUNE 2000). 1 767-319ER (26745, ZK-NCL), AIR NEW ZEALAND LEASED.

APRIL 2001: 14,876 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 2001: 3 767-300ER'S, AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) SUB-LEASED (26387; 26388; 26389). 1 747-400, SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) LEASED FOR DOMESTIC SERVICE.

JUNE 2001: 4 ORDERS 767-300ER'S, 3 AIR CANADA (ACN) LEASED AND 1 AWAS (AWW) LEASED. 1 767-35HER (26387), EX-CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (CDI), (ACN) LEASED.

JULY 2001: 1 767-35HER (26388, VH-BZM), EX-CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (CDI), (ACN) LEASED.

AUGUST 2001: 1 767-35AER (28495) EX-CITY BIRD (CBD), (AWAS) (AWW) LEASED.

GARY TOOMEY, CEO RESIGNED.

SEPTEMBER 2001: 1 767-35HER (26389, VH-BZN), EX-CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (CDI). OWNER, AIR NEW ZEALAND SELLS 10 767-200'S INCLUDING 7 FROM ANSETT (ANS) TO (GECAS) (GEF).

SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) RAISES ITS SHARES IN OWNER, AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) FROM 25% TO APPROXIMATELY 34% WITH EQUITY INJECTION OF NZ$150 MILLION AND IS EXPECTED TO SHORTLY RAISE IT BY +6% TO 40%.

(ANZ) DECIDES TO PUT THE ANSETT GROUP INTO "VOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATION." QANTAS (QAN) DECIDED TO NOT MAKE AN OFFER TO ACQUIRE (ANS). (ANZ) PLANS TO LIQUIDATE (ANS) AND FORM A NEW LOW-FARE AIRLINE NAMED ANSETT. AN UNFRIENDLY MOVE BY STAR ALLIANCE (SAL) "PARTNERS" UNITED AIRLINES (UAL) AND ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA), WHERE BOTH WOULD NOT HONOR (ANS) TICKETS.

OCTOBER 2001: RESUMES LIMITED OPERATIONS WITH 5 A320'S, 144 PAX, ON SYDNEY - MELBOURNE, THANKS TO A GOVERNMENT 3 MONTH FINANCING DEAL WITH 1,600 STAFF - 32 DAILY FLIGHTS.

PLANS TO ADD SERVICE TO BRISBANE & PERTH WITH ADDITIONAL AIRPLANES LATER. HAS DUBBED THE NEW AIRLINE "ANSETT MARK II."

SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) EXPRESSES INTEREST IN AN EQUITY STAKE IN ANSETT MARK II. STARTED SYDNEY TO BRISBANE WITH "HEAVY LOADS." ALSO, RESUMED SERVICE FROM PERTH TO MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY.

THE 2 EX-ANSETT (ANS) MEN RUNNING THE NEW OPERATION ARE MARK MENTHA AND MARK KORDA.

NOVEMBER 2001: TWO ANSETT MARK II ADMINISTRATORS, MARK MENTHA & MARK KORDA HAVE ENTERED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SOLOMON LEW LINDSAY FOX CONSORTIUM AND TESNA HOLDINGS LTD FOR THE SALE OF THE AIRLINE. TESNA WILL ACQUIRE THE MAINLINE ASSETS OF ANSETT (ANS) AND ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT OF 4,000 STAFF. CONSORTIUM INTENDS TO ACQUIRE 29 AIRBUS (EDS) AIRPLANES WITH DELIVERY SLOTS ASSUMED FROM UNITED AIRLINES (UAL). (ANS) IS CURRENTLY OPERATING 11 A320'S BETWEEN MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND PERTH ON A LIMITED SCHEDULE.

JANUARY 2002: JAMES HOGAN, CEO.

4 737-33A'S (24030; 24460; 25119; 27267), RETURNED TO ANSETT WORLDWIDE (AWW), LEASED TO QANTAS NEW ZEALAND (QNZ).

CREDITORS OF ANSETT (ANS) APPROVED A A$3.5 BILLION PLAN TO REVIVE (ANS), BY SELLING TO THE TESNA CONSORTIUM, LED BY MELBOURNE TRUCKING MAGNATE, LINDSAY FOX, AND APPAREL MAGNATE, SOLOMON LEW, WHO OFFERED TO INJECT A$270 MILLION CASH, ASSUMING A$244 MILLION FOR EMPLOYEE ENTITLEMENTS, AND BUY 29 AIRBUS (EDS) AIRPLANES FOR ABOUT A$3 BILLION.

FEBRUARY 2002: TESNA CONSORTIUM SIGNS MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) FOR $1.5 BILLION ORDER FOR 30/10 A320/A321'S. LATER, TESNA WITHDREW BECAUSE IT COULD NOT MEET THE DEADLINE FOR THE DEAL TO CLOSE.

UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT FINDS NEW INVESTORS, ANSETT (ANS) WILL SUSPEND OPERATIONS.

July 2002: 2001 = -$78.57 MILLION.

B Ae 146-200A (E2127, VH-JJS) donated to Townsville Airport Fire Service. A320-211 (024) returned to SALE (SIL).

August 2002: 6 A320-211's (026; 027; 029; 142; 229) returned to lessors.

October 2002: 737-377 (1622-24304), sold to Regionair (RAE).

December 2002: A320-211 (615) returned to lessor. 737-377 (24303), sold to Regionair (RAE).

January 2003: 767-277 (22694) sold to Kras Air (ZXD).

February 2003: 737-377 (23654, VH-CZB) sold to the Dart Group, leased to Channel Express (CEX). 737-33A (23832), sold to Wells Fargo.

March 2003: 737-33A (23831), sold to Wells Fargo.

June 2003: Dart Group (parent of Channel Express (CEX) and Jet2), purchased 6 737-300's (23658; 23663; 23664; 23831; 23832; 24029), ex-Ansett (ANS).

November 2003: More than 2 years after the collapse of Ansett (ANS), 13,000 of the airline's former workers are set to receive a further A$150 million/$108.6 million payout on their outstanding employee entitlements. The administrators will continue to attempt to sell remaining (ANS) assets, which including 27 airplanes, spares, a simulator center, an engine shop, heavy maintenance facilities and other property, in "a very uncertain global aviation market."

May 2005: 767-204 (22980) parted out to Aeroturbine (AUB).

Fleet:
(definitions)

February 2002:

1 727-223F (JT8D) (721-20186, /69 N6833), (KHC) LSD, FOR (AFI) OPS.

00 737-300 (CFM56-3) (-33A: 1471-23831, /87 VH-CZV, (AWW) LSD; 737-377: 1641-4305, /88 VH-CZP). 23664 WFU STORED AT MELBOURNE 2002-01. 14 RTND. 23659; 23661 ST (CEX); 24302; 24304; 24305; ST (RAE) 2002-09. 24303 ST (RAE) 2002-12. 23654 ST (CEX) 2003-02. 23832 ST WELLS FARGO 2003-02. 23831 ST WELLS FARGO 2003-03. 23658; 23663; 23664; 23831; 23832; 24029; ST (CEX) 2003-06. 8 (ETOPS). 8C, 115Y.

0 737-33A (CFM56-3) (1831-24460, /90 29 23, (AWW) LSD; 1833-24461, /90 26 26, (TCI) 5 YR LSD), EX-(BMA) (VH-CZQ). 2 RTND (AWW) 2001-10.

0 747-312 (JT9D-7R4), RTND (SIA).

0 747-412 (PW4056) (24062, VH-ANA; 755-24064, /89), (SIA) LSD, RTND (SIA) 2001-10.

0 ORDERS 747-400, CANCELED 8.

00 767-200 (CF6-80A) (767-216: 347-24973, /91 34 12, VH-RMM, (GAX) LSD 02/96) (767-204: 184-23807, VH-RMO RTND (AWW) (22692; 22693; 22694; 22695; 22696; 22980; 22981; (GEF) LSD), ST (GEF) 8/01; 347-24973; RTND (GAX) 2002-01 (8). 22694 ST (ZXD). 23807 SCRAPPED AT MOJAVE 2004-09. 22696 PARTED OUT 2005-03 TO (AUB). 71-22980 PARTED OUT 2005-05 TO (AUB). 3 ETOPS.

0 767-319ER (677-26745, ZK-NCL), (ANZ) LSD 2001-03, RTND 2001-10.

0 767-324ER (CF6-80C2) (601-27569, /96 VH-BZF), (AWW) LSD, 1 EX-(ANZ), (ETOPS) EQ'PD. RTND 2001-10, LST (NNA) 2002-09.

0 767-35HER (CF6-80C2) (445-26387, VH-BZL; 456-26388 VH-BZM 2001-07) (643-28495, /97 VH-821; 459-26389, VH-BZN), 3 (ACN) LSD, 1 (AWW) LSD, EX-(CBD), (AWW) LSD 2001-08). ALL 4 RTND 2001-09.

0 DC-8-62C, 1 RETIRED.

0 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1), 2 EX-(ONU); 022; 023; 029, (AWW) LSD. 7 RTND LESSOR 2002-08: 024; 026; 027; 029; 142; 229). 615 RTND 2002-12. 632 RTND 2003-01.

MOU 30/10 ORDERS A320/A321, CANCELED.

1 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3).

00 ORDERS A330-200, 16 ORDERS CANCELED.

0 B AE 146-200, 5 RTND. E2127 SCRAPPED 2003-01.

0 B AE 146-300 (ALF502-R-5), 1 ST MANX 1999-12, E3171 ST BRITISH REGIONAL 2000-02, 5 RTND.

0 B AE 146F, 2 RTND.

0 F28-1000, 4 RTND.

0 F28-3000, SOLD TO KALAHARI EXPRESS (11143; 11151).

0 F28-4000 (11183; 11208 RETIRED 1999-12).

0 F 50, GROUNDED (6).

Management:
(definitions)

JAMES HOGAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), EX-(BMA), 2002-01.

BILL JACOBSON, SENIOR VP ANNZES ENGINEERING (2001-03).

KEVIN BERRY, VP OPERATIONS ENGINEERING (2001-10),

KEN DROVER, VP AIRLINE MAINTENANCE (2001-10).

CHRIS FIELD, VP TECHNICAL SERVICES (2001-03).

BRIAN GIRDWOOD, VP ENGINEERING (2001-11).

ROBERT HACKETT, VP QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA).

DAVE EDWARDS, VP LINE MAINTENANCE.

MICHAEL BROWN, VP COMPONENTS.

DES ASHTON, VP AIRFRAME.

STEVE WATTS, VP ENGINES.

ANDREW MILLER, GENERAL MANAGER (ANS) DOMESTIC (2000-12).

GARRY KINGSHOTT, GENERAL MANAGER (ANS) INTERNATIONAL (2000-12), TO (JPL) AS CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER (CCO) (2006-02).

ROBERT DE GROOT, GROUP FLEET MANAGER MAINTENANCE WATCH (2000-12).

PIETER RIENKS, DIRECTOR SAFETY.

GRAHAM FRISBY-SMITH, MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES (2001-12).

IAN MCCALLUM, OPERATIONS SAFETY MANAGER (2001-12).

DON MCLEAN, MANAGER NEW AIRCRAFT STUDIES.

KEVIN WOMBWELL, MANAGER ENGINEERING & PLANNING (1998-07).

JEFF ANDERSON, MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES (FINANCES) (1998-02).

RON CHAMBERS, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO).

 
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