History of Ansett

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Ansett’s Logos Changing Overtime
Ansett Australia was Australia’s second biggest airline group which was based in Melbourne. It was founded on 17 February 1936 by Reg Ansett out of his transport company. It was part of Star Alliance, with 88 destinations around the world and two main hubs in Melbourne and Sydney. It had 133 aircraft including 20 Airbus A320’s, 20 BAE146’s, 1 Boeing 727, 24 Boeing 737’s, 5 Boeing 747’s, 13 Boeing 767’s, 12 CRJ-200’s, 4 DHC-6’s, 9 Fokker 50’s, 1 Fokker F27, 4 Fokker F28’s, 7 Metro 23’s and 16 Saab 340’s. Ansett Australia ceased operations in 2001-2002 and has since sold its aircraft, simulator company (same name) and offices. Ansett’s former subsidiary airlines now operate under new owners:
Kendell Airlines > Rex Regional Express
Hazelton Airlines > Rex Regional Express
Aeropelican (name did not change, now shut down)
Skywest > Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

There is now an Ansett Australia museum in Hamilton, Victoriav - http://www.ansett.com.au/museum/museum_f.htm. Ansett now runs a training facility in Melbourne - http://www.ansettsimulators.com/. The Ansett Australia website is still up - http://www.ansett.com.au/. Story of Ansett Australia ceasing operations - http://www.kordamentha.com.au/our-stories/ansett-australia and http://www.kordamentha.com.au/news/ansett-administration-makes-final-landing.

All information from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansett_Australia and http://www.ansett.com.au/aircraft/aircraft_f.htm
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Ansett Australia Airbus A320 parking for their last time at Melbourne airport

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It had 5 747 2 747-400 and 3 747-300

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whats meaning are Ansett?

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Ansett Australia was an airline started by Reg Ansett

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http://joelansett.com/

Joel Ansett gives also as Singer
I think Ansett are Noun Name.

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These information can always be looked on Wikipedia…

Sorry, can I not spend 30 minutes of my time writing this? :-(

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Yes, Ansett is a name/noun. Cool, another Ansett.

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Not true the sim is still there and is used by a lot of airlines

http://www.ansettsimulators.com

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Yeah, I wasn’t clear enough. The simulator company was sold off (bottom right of this page): http://www.ansett.com.au/