VH-NJC. BAe 146-100A. c/n E1013.

 

This aircraft rolled off the BAe production line at Hatfield - 1984

Powered by four Textron Lycoming ALF502-R3 engines

First flown G-6-013 at Hatfield - February 21, 1984

Accepted by Air Pac Airlines at Hatfield - March 03, 1984

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N146AP - ?

Repossessed by British Aerospace and stored at Oklahoma City - May 16, 1986

Leased to Presidential Airways (USA) - August 01, 1986

Returned to British Aerospace - September 1986

Leased to Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) - December 15, 1986

PSA merged with US Air - April 09, 1988

Returned to British Aerospace - April 20, 1988

Leased to Westair Commuter Airlines (a United Express feeder airlines) - April 22, 1988

Withdrawn from service and stored - May 1988

Sub-leased to Aspen Airways (a United Express feeder airline) - 1988

Returned to British Aerospace - April 15, 1990

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 20, 1990

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-6-013 - June 21, 1990

Leased to National Jet Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd - June 23, 1990

Departed Norwich on the ferry flight to Australia - June 23, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJC - June 24, 1990

Registered to Sherrard Aviation Pty Ltd

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Arrived Adelaide on completion of the ferry flight - June 27, 1990

Entered service with National Jet - July 01, 1990

Operated by National Jet Systems for Australian Airlink - August 02, 1991

Operated first Australian Airlink revenue service Brisbane - Mackay as TN218 - August 02, 1991

The aircraft was named 'City of Cairns'

Repainted into the 'experimental' Qantas livery dubbed the 'milk-bottle' livery - August 1993

Australian Airlink was acquired by Qantas Airways - October 1993

Sub-leased to Southern Australia Airlines - July 03, 1999

Operated first Southern Australia revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - July 03, 1999

Operated last Southern Australia revenue service Launceston - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF974 - August 28, 1999

Returned to Qantas Airlink - August 28, 1999

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) on termination of the Qantas Airlink sub-lease - February 09, 2002

Entered service with National Jet operating the Adelaide (West Beach) - Moomba service - February 11, 2002

Returned to QantasLink service on Perth - Newman route as QF1808 - May 19, 2002

Observed at Perth in all-white livery with National Jet titles and tail logo - December 22, 2002

Observed at Perth in all-white livery with National Jet titles and tail logo - November 11, 2003

Placed in short term storage at Perth - December 2003

Observed at Perth in the standard National Jet livery - May 16, 2004

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd - September 27, 2005

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth in all-white livery with National Jet tail logo - March 11, 2007

National Jet Systems was renamed Cobham Aviation Services Australia - March 01, 2009

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide - November 02, 2009

Leased to National Jet Express Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated final revenue service Perth - Granny Smith - Perth as JTE950 / 959 - January 06, 2016

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) as JTE5500 - January 10, 2016

Withdrawn from service and prepared for scrapping at Adelaide

Remains were removed on a low loader from Adelaide to a local sdcrap yard - December 22, 2016

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 11, 2017

 

VH-NJC. National Jet Systems - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, November 1990.

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VH-NJC. National Jet Systems - in the all-white livery with revised titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, date unknown.

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VH-NJC. Australian Airlink - in the experimental Qantas 'milk bottle' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 22, 1993.

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VH-NJC. Australian Airlink - in the experimental Qantas 'milk bottle' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 22, 1993.

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VH-NJC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 2002.

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VH-NJC. National Jet - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 02, 2008.

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VH-NJC. National Jet - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 09, 2008.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at Perth Airport, October 23, 2013.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at Perth Airport, February 18, 2014.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at West Beach Airport, June 01, 2014.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at West Beach Airport, June 01, 2014.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at West Beach Airport, January 23, 2016.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the basic National Jet livery at West Beach Airport, November 30, 2016.

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