VH-NJE. Boeing 737-3Q8. c/n 23766-1375.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC) - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - March 25, 1987

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNCT (CofR G-BNCT / R1) - April 24, 1987

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

First flown at Seattle (Renton) as G-BNCT - April 10, 1987

Powered by CFM International CFM56-3C1 engines

Accepted by International Lease Finance Company at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 24, 1987

Leased to Airways International Cymru (U.K.), Cardiff, Wales as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Suncoast Airlines (U.S.A.) - November 1987

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - December 14, 1987

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N315SC - December 14, 1987

Returned to Airways International Cymru at the end of the sub-lease - February 05, 1988

Returned to International Lease Finance Company on termination of the Cymru lease - February 07, 1988

Leased to Air Europa (Spain) - March 08, 1988

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-153 - ?

Registered to International Lease Finance Company (I.L.F.C.)

Sub-leased to Iberia - March 18, 1988

Reregistered EC-EHM - March 18, 1988

Ferried St. Johns - London (Stansted) - March 20, 1988

Ferried London (Stansted) - Palma on delivery to Iberia - March 23, 1988

Returned to International Lease Finance Company at end of Iberia / Air Europa lease - February 05, 1990

Leased to Aviateca (Guatemala) - March 09, 1990

Ferried Teeside - Keflavik - Gander - Miami - March 09 - 10, 1990

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N101GU - March 10, 1990

Ferried Miami - Guatemala on delivery to Aviateca - March 12, 1990

Returned to International Lease Finance Company on termination of the Aviateca lease - January 05, 1994

Observed at Dothan, Alabama being converted to QC configuration - February 01, 1994

Aircraft now classified as a Boeing 737-3Q8(SF)

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJE - March 15, 1994

Registered to International Lease Finance Company (I.L.F.C.)

Leased to National Jet Systems as the registered operator

Leased to National Jet Systems - March 30, 1994

Operated by National Jet Systems for Australian Air Express

Arrived Adelaide in all-white livery with National Jet titles on completion of the ferry flight - April 03, 1994

Ferry route: Dothan - San Francisco - Hilo - Pago Pago - Auckland - Adelaide

Operated first Australian Air Express revenue service - April 06, 1994

Returned to International Lease Finance Company on termination of the lease - March 19, 1996

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 19, 1996

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-ILK - March 20, 1996

Registered to International Lease Finance Company

Leased to Air Belgium as the registered operator

Ferried Dothan - Gander - Brussels in basic National Jet livery on delivery to Air Belgium - March 26, 1996

Officially leased to Air Belgium - March 27, 1996

Observed at Brussels in the basic National Jet livery with Air Belgium titles - March 28, 1996

Operated first Air Belgium revenue service Brussels - Palma - Brussels - March 29, 1996

Sub-leased to European Air Teansport (Belgium) - October 1996 to March 22, 1997

Operated final Air Belgium revenue service Brussels - Tenerife - Brussels - October 19, 1997

Sub-leased to Icelandair and ferried Brussels - Keflavik - October 20, 1997

Returned to Air Belgium at the end of the sub-lease - April 02, 1998

Returned to service with Air Belgium Brussels - Faro - Brussels in the Air Belgium livery - April 03, 1998

Operated last Air Belgium revenue service Brussels - Alicante - Brussels - October 31, 1998

Sub-leased to Air Tours International (U.K.) - November 01, 1998

Ferried Brussels - London (Stansted) - November 01, 1998

Operated first Air Tours revenue service London (Stansted) - Monastir - November 01, 1998

Ferried London (Stansted) - Brussels at the end of the sub-lease as ABB813P - January 03, 1999

Sub-leased to European Air Transport (Belgium) to operate cargo flights for D.H.L. - January 12, 1999

Returned to Air Belgium at the end of the sub-lease - MArch 11, 1999

Returned to International Lease Finance Company on termination of lhe lease - March 11, 1999

Ferried Brussels - Southend for maintenance and repainting - March 11, 1999

Air tested at Southend in an all-white livery - April 28, 1999

Leased to Islandsflug of Iceland - May 03, 1999

Cancelled from Belgian Aircraft Register - May 03, 1999

Entered onto the Icelandic Aircraft Register as TF-ELN - May 03, 1999

Rolled out at Southend in the Islandsflug livery but no titles on starboard side - May 10, 1999

Ferried Southend - Brussels operating a cargo flight for D.H.L. as ICB500 - May 10, 1999

Observed at Brussels in the Islandsflug livery with IceBird titles on starboard side - August 13, 1999

Sub-leased to Channel Express Air Services (U.K.) - April 14, 2001

Had 'flyglobespan.com' titles applied at Bournmouth - April 25, 2004

Departed Bournemouth on delivery to Flyglobespan Airways Ltd (U.K.) - April 25, 2004

Transferred to Air Atlantic Iceland Group as Islandsflug is now part of group - January 01, 2005

Returned to Air Atlantic Iceland Group at Shannon - November 2005

Rolled out at Shannon in an all-white livery - December 12, 2005

Returned to IAI 1V Incorporated at termination of the lease - January 17, 2006

Cancelled from the Icelandic Aircraft Register - January 17, 2006

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N766ST - January 17, 2006

Registered to IAI 1V Incorporated

Ferried Shannon - Keflavik - Bangor - Dothan - January 19, 2006

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 16, 2006

Leased to RICO Linhas Areas (Brazil) - March 16, 2006

Entered onto th Brazilian Aircraft Register as PR-RLB - March 16, 2006

Registered to IAI 1V Incorporated

Leased to RICO Linhas Areas (Brazil) as the registered operator

Returned to IAI 1V Incorporated at the end of the lease - October 2007

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N237CP - October 23, 2007

Registered to IAI 1V Incorporated

Leased to Swiftair (Spain) - November 2007

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 30, 2007

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-KLR - November 30, 2007

Registered to IAI 1V Incorporated

Leased to Swiftair (Spain) as the registered operator

Ferried Keflavik - Palma on delivery to Swiftair - January 18, 2008

Current with Swiftair

 

G-BNCT. Airways International Cymru - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-902.)

N101GU. Aviateca - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-865.)

VH-NJE. National Jet Systems - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, October 04, 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-677.)

VH-NJE. National Jet Systems - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-678.)

VH-NJE. National Jet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-679.)

VH-NJE. National Jet - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-900.)

VH-NJE. National Jet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-108.)

OO-ILK. Air Belgium - in the National Jet livery at Brussels Airport, April 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-680.)

OO-ILK. DHL Worldwide Express - in the all-white livery at Brussels Airport, January 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-003.)

TF-ELN. Islandsflug - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 2000.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4620-540.)

TF-ELN. Islandsflug - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-541.)