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 livery

Demonstrated 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Withdrawn from use and stored at Filton, Bristol - ?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.)