G-WAUS. BAe 146-200. c/n E2008.
This aircraft was built as the Series 200 prototype at Hatfield, U.K.
The Series 200 was 7 ft 10 ins longer than the BAe-146-100s
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-WISC - March 03, 1982
Registered to British Aerospace Plc, Hatfield Chester Division, Hatfield, U.K.
Rolled out at Hatfield in the Air Wisconsin livery - ?
First flown as G-WISC - August 01, 1982
Demonstrated at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show in the Air Wisconsin livery - September 1982
Performed demonstation flights for Air Wisconson in the United States as the airline had placed an order
for 4 Series 200 aircraft with a further four options - August 1982
Returned to British Aerospace following the demonstation tour
BAe records show that this aircraft was re-registered with the 'Class B' registration G-5-146 - August 13 - 31, 1984
This is not reflected in the official British Civil Aircraft Register
Reregistered as G-WAUS - August 21, 1984
Reristered to British Aerospace Plc, Civil Aircraft Division, Hatfield
Aircraft was repainted in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery with Air W.A. titles
Demonstrated at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show in this livery but aircraft was never ordered by Ansett - 1984
Reregistered as G-BMYE - August 15, 1986
Registered to British Aerospace Plc, Regional Aircraft, Hatfield
Repainted into the standard BAe House liveryDemonstrated at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show - September 1986
Demonstrated 'STOL' capabilities and quietness at London City Airport - July 24, 1988
Aircraft was refurbished with the view of selling it but it remained with British Aerospace
Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd, Hatfield - November 15, 1994
Withdrawn from use and stored at Filton, Bristol - ?
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 19, 1995
Scrapped at Filton, Bristol
G-5-146. Air W.A. - in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery at Manchester Airport, August 18, 1984.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-271.)
G-WAUS. Air W.A. - in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery at Farnborough Airport, September 1984.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-375.)
G-WAUS. Air W.A. - in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery at an unknown airport, June 28, 1985.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-376.)