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Ansair
Ansair
was an Australian bus bodybuilder owned by Ansett Transport Industries and later the Clifford Corporation. History[edit] Ansair
Ansair
was founded by Reg Ansett
Reg Ansett
in 1945 at Tullamarine, to make bodies for his Ansett Pioneer coaches, as well as manufacture aircraft components for Ansett Airways.[1] It also provided bus bodies for other operators. In 1987 a plant opened in Kingston, Tasmania, to make bodies for Scania buses used by Metro Tasmania, and in January 1993 a plant opened at East-West Airlines' former Tamworth Airport
Tamworth Airport
maintenance facility to make bodies for Scanias used by Sydney Buses.[2][3] In August 1995 Ansett Transport Industries sold Ansair
Ansair
to the Clifford Corporation.[4] In September 1995 the Kingston plant closed, followed in 1997 by Tullamarine.[5][6] Ansair
Ansair
ceased trading in November 1998 when the Clifford Corporation collapsed.[7] The Tamworth plant was reopened by Jakab Industries
Jakab Industries
to complete an order of Volvo B10BLEs for Sydney Buses, under the Phoenix Bus brand.[8][9][10] References[edit]

^ "New Owners for Ansair" Australian Bus Panorama October 1995 issue 11/3 page 20 ^ "Airline Quits as Buses Move In" Sydney Morning Herald 18 September 1991 ^ "Bodybuilders" Fleetline July 1994 page 128 ^ "Bodybuilders" Fleetline September 1995 page 159 ^ "Bodybuilders" Fleetline January 1996 page 20 ^ "New Buses" Fleetline November 1997 page 203 ^ "The Austral Pacific Collapse" Australian Bus Panorama April 1999 issue 14/5 page 17 ^ "Austral Pacific Group" Fleetline May 1999 page 76 ^ "The Austral Pacific Collapse" Australian Bus Panorama issue 14/5 page 17 ^ " State Transit Authority
State Transit Authority
- Sydney Buses & Newcastle Buses - Volvo B10BLE/Phoenix "Orana"". Australian Bus Fleet Lists. Bus Australia. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 

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