VH-NJA. BAe 146-100. c/n E1004.


 

Aircraft was built at Hatfield

Originally intended to be entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BIAG but was not taken up

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-OBAF - May 28, 1982

Registered to British Aerospace Aircraft Group, Hatfield

Rolled off the production line at Hatfield as G-5-4 - August 1982

First flown as G-OBAF - August 29, 1982

Powered by Avco Lycoming LF502-R3 engines

Displayed at the Farnborough Air Show in British Air Ferries livery - September 08, 1982

Utilised on route proving trials in BAF livery, crewed by BAF captains and BAe co-pilots

Departed Hatfield on South African tour in BAF livery (Captain D. Gurney) - February 06, 1983

Route: England - Egypt - Angola - Swaziland - Zambia - Malawi - South Africa

Arrived Hatfield at conclusion of 24,000 mile South African tour - February 24, 1983

Aircraft was never operated by British Air Ferries (BAF)

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 03, 1983

Leased to Royal Air Force and delivered to No 10 Squadron - September 16, 1983

Entered onto the British Military Aircraft Register as ZD695

Aircraft was designated a BAe-146 CC Mk 1 with seating for 80 passengers in a V.I.P. configuration

Evaluated by No 240 Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) for future BAe-146 R.A.F. suitability

Returned to British Aerospace on termination of lease - March 29, 1985

Returned to the British Aircraft Register as G-5-04 - April 04, 1985

Registered to British Aerospace Aircraft Group, Hatfield

Leased to Dan-Air London Ltd - April 17, 1985

Reregistered as G-BRJS - April 23, 1985

Registered to British Aerospace Aircraft Group, Hatfield

Leased to Dan-Air London as registered operator

Observed at London (Gatwick) in basic R.A.F. livery with Dan-Air London titles and tail logo - September 28, 1985

Returned to British Aerospace at end of lease - November 15, 1985

An intended lease to British Caribbean Airways did not eventuate

An intended lease / sale to Pacific Southwest Airlines did not proceed

Registered to British Aerospace PLC, Hatfield - January 06, 1987

Leased to Dan-Air London, Ltd - May 22, 1987

Returned to British Aerospace PLC on termination of lease - June 07, 1987

Leased to SATA International, Azores, Portugal as registered operator - July 27, 1987

Returned to British Aerospace PLC on termination of lease - September 30, 1987

Reregistered as G-OJET - November 13, 1987

Registered to British Aerospace PLC, Hatfield

Leased to Manx Airlines Ltd, Isle of Man as registered operator - November 30, 1987

Aircraft named 'King Harold 1237-1248'

Returned to British Aerospace on termination of lease - August 1994

Leased to Business City Express Ltd t/a CityJet Ltd, Dublin as registered operator - September 16, 1984

Sub-leased to Hamburg Airlines - September 18, 1994

Returned to CityJet on termination of sub-lease - December 02, 1994

Withdrawn from use and stored at Lasham, Hampshire - ?

Intended lease to Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd (Australia) did not eventuate - September 1985

Transferred to British Aerospace Management - July 01, 1996

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 23, 1996

Sold to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia - October 23, 1986

Departed Lasham on delivery flight to Australia - November 04, 1996

Leased to Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Indonesia - December 01, 1996

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-MTA - December 09, 1996

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide

Leased to Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Indonesia as registered operator

Observed at Adelaide in full Merpati livery as PK-MTA - February 14, 1998

Returned to National Jet Systems on termination of lease - May 31, 1998

Observed at Adelaide undergoing maintenance - July 16, 1998

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJA - July 23, 1998

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide

Departed Adelaide on ferry flight to Exeter for lease to Debonair - July 28, 1998

Arrived Exeter in all-white livery at conclusion of ferry flight - July 31, 1998

Observed in hangar at Exeter with Debonair stickers - August 05, 1998

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 06, 1998

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-DEBJ - August 06, 1998

Leased to Debonair Airways Ltd (Luton) as registered operator

Leased to Debonair Airways - August0 6, 1998

Aircraft was named 'Little Koala'

Observed in service with Debonair on Luton - Monchengladbach route - August 17, 1998

Observed in new Debonair livery - April 15, 1998

Observed at Munich with 'Operated by Debonair on behalf of Lufthansa' titles - June 22, 1999

Rolled out at Southend with blue Lufthansa tail and Debonair titles - July 27, 1999

Debonair ceased operations bue to financial problems - October 01, 1999

Ferried Luton - Exeter in full Debonair livery - November 12, 1999

Observed at Exeter in full Debonair livery at Exeter - November 20, 1999

Departed Exeter on ferry flight to Australia - December 02, 1999

Arrived Adelaide at conclusion of ferry flight on return to National Jet - December 08, 1999

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - January 07, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJA - January 11, 2000

Registered to Fleet Support Pty Ltd, Adelaide

Flett Support is a subsidiary of National Jet Systems Pty Ltd

Ferried Adelaide - Perth - February 05, 2000

Operated Perth - Murrin Murrin charters for Anaconda Mines - February 06, 2000

Leased by Ansett Australia to operate Perth - Karratha - Perth service as AN320/323 - March 18, 2000

Leased by Ansett Australia to operate Perth - Karratha - Perth service as AN326/327 - March 18, 2000

Leased to Qantas AirLink as registered operator - June 19, 2001

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Perth - Karratha as QF1920 - June 19, 2001

Observed at Adelaide with Qantas titles being removed - August 24, 2002

Returned to National Jet Systems at termination of lease - September 01, 2002

Repainted in National Jet Systems livery

Registered to Fleet Support Pty Ltd, Adelaide - January 09, 2006

Aircraft withdrawn from service - 2009

Scrapped at Adelaide Airport - May 27, 2009

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 28, 2009

 


 

 

G-OBAF. BAF - in the basic livery at Hatfield Airport, September 1982.

G-OBAF. BAe - in the basic BAF livery at London Airport, February 1983.
 

G-BRJS. Dan-Air London - in a non-standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1985.

G-OJET. Manx - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1988.
G-OJET. Manx - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1988.

PK-MTA. Merpati - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 1997.

PK-MTA. Merpati - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 1997.

VH-NJA. National Jet - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, December 2002.