Highly regulated air transport in 1965 meant East West had exclusive rights on the intrastate Albury-Sydney route thanks to the NSW government. TAA operated Melbourne-Albury-Canberra-Sydney, which were interstate flights and regulated by the federal government.
VH-EWM was imported to undertake rain-making experiments for the CSIRO. At the end of that contract is was leased to both TAA and MMA for passenger work. A planned lease to the NSW ambulance service in 1969 to cover Queen Air maintenance did not eventuate Sold in Canada as CF-CIJ in November 1972.
East-West acquired VH-BBI in April 1948 for its Tamworth-Sydney passenger services. In 1953 it sold the aircraft to Air Express in Brisbane. It spent the rest of its flying career in Queensland until grounded in 1962 with other wooden-winged Ansons. Fell derelict at Mackay airport and was carted away in 1965. Photo from: State Library of Queensland