VH-NJL. British Aerospace 146-300. c/n E3213.

 

This aircraft was ordered by Discovery Airtours (USA) but it was not taken up

Rolled off the British Aerospace production line at Woodford - 1992

Powered by four Textron Lycoming AF507-1H engines

First flown at Woodford as 'G-6-213' - July 21, 1992

Ferried Woodford - Filton as 'G-6-213' for storage - July 21, 1992

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BVPE (CofR G-BVPE/R1) - July 25, 1994

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd

Ferried Filton - Woodford from storage - August 11, 1994

Observed at Cambidge - August 19, 1994

An order for BAe146s was announced by National Jet Systems Australia - September 1994

Leased to National Jet Systems Australia - October 20, 1994

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 20, 1994

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJL - October 21, 1994

Registered to British Aerospace PLC

Leased to National Jet Systems as the registered operator on behalf of Qantas Airlink

Departed Cambridge on the delivery flight to Australia - October 25, 1994

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the delivery flight - October 30, 1994

Operated first revenue service for Airlink -

Operated last Port Headland - Perth service as QF937 - July 02, 1999

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd - February 10, 2006

Leased to National Jet Systems as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service - ?

Operated final QantasLink revenue service Mt Keith - Perth as QF1973 - October 31, 2006

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) for post-lease maintenance as QF6200 - October 31, 2006

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth in the National Jet livery as NC5500 - January 25, 2007

Operated by National Jet Systems in Western Australia

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd - April 16, 2007

Leased to National Jet Systems as the registered operator

Rolled out at Adelaide (West Beach) in the Cobham livery - February 27, 2009

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

Withdrawn from service by Cobham Aviation at Adelaide (West Beach) - May 2017

Parting-out commenced - November 2017

The forward section of the fuselage containing the cockpit, galley and the first three rows of seats

was removed and transported by road to the South Australian Aviation Museum - May 16, 2018

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 17, 2018

The preserved fuselage section is being used as an interactive display for visitors to the Museum

 

VH-NJL. Airlink - in the standard Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-077.)

VH-NJL. National Jet - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 12, 2008.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 28, 2012.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, February 12, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, June 18, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, July 08, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, October 24, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, October 24, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, November 11, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, November 20, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, November 21, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Perth Airport, December 03, 2013.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 22, 2015.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 26, 2017.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 19, 2017.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 19, 2017.

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VH-NJL. Cobham - in the standard National Jet livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 19, 2017.

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