ED COATES COLLECTION
No. 2634. Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador Mk.2 (VH-BUK c/n 5227) Butler Air
Photographed at Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958, by Ed Coates

Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador Mk.2

08/12/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This aircraft was delivered to British European Airways Corp. (BEA) on December 18, 1952, registered G-AMAE and named "Earl of Essex". It was then purchased by Butler Air Transport of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on June 6, 1957 and they re-registered it VH-BUK on October 19, 1957.

Nine-months later, it was sold to Dan-Air Services Ltd. of Blackbushe, England, on September 13, 1959 and re-registered G-AMAE on November 12, 1959. The aircraft was placed in storage at Lasham, Hampshire, England in June 1971 and subsequently scrapped." View also the History Brief .

Created May 27, 2003