VH-NJQ. British Aerospace 146-200QC. c/n E2176.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by Princess Air but it was not taken up - ?

Rolled off the BAe production line at Hatfield - September 1990

Powered by four Textron Lycoming ALF502-5R engines

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-PRCS - July 18, 1990

Registered to British Aerospace PLC

First flown at Hatfield as G-PRCS - September 17, 1990

Departed Hatfield on ferry flight to Dothan, Alabama for conversion to QC freighter - September 21, 1990

Arrived Hatfield on return to BAe following freight conversion - March 24, 1991

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - July 16, 1991

Rolled out at Woodford in the National Jet Systems livery - July 16, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJQ - July 18, 1991

Registered to BAe Asset Management Organisation

Leased to National Jet Systems, Adelaide as the registered operator

Departed Woodford on the ferry flight to Australia - July 18, 1991

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - July 21, 1991

Operated first revenue service for Santos contract Adelaide (West Beach) - Moomba - July 27, 1991

Leased to Australian air Express for Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney freight service 4 nights each week

Operated first Australian air Express freight service - July 29, 1991

Leased to QantasLink for some services in the National Jet Systems livery - August 15, 1991

Returned to BAe Asset Management Organisation at end of the lease - January 1996

Departed Adelaide (West Beach) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - January 08, 1996

Arrived Woodford on completion of the ferry flight - January 11, 1996

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 16, 1996

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BWLG - January 19, 1996

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd

Observed at Woodford in the Air Jet (France) livery as 'F-GMMP' - March 14, 1996

Leased to Air Jet - April 02, 1996

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - April 04, 1996

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GMMP - April 04, 1996

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd

Leased to Air Jet as the registered operator

Ownership transferred to BAe Asset Management Organisation - November 30, 1999

Observed in the Air France livery operating on behalf of Jersey European Airways - February 11, 2000

Returned to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd

Leased to Titan Airways - July 28, 2000

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - July 2000

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-ZAPO - July 2000

Sub-leased to Go Fly Airways for four months - May 04, 2001

Aircraft carried 'Just Go' titles on port side with 'Go Today' titles on starboard side

Aircraft was based in Edinburgh, Scotland

Returned to Titan Airways - January 22, 2002

Observed in all-white livery with 'Westlife Greatest Hits 2002' at London (Heathrow) - November 11, 2002

Observed at London (Heathrow) in all-white livery with Titan titles - February 29, 2004

Operated ad hoc services for Austrian Arrows, Aurigny Air Services and Scot Airways

Entered service for BA City Flyer Express - December 02, 2008

Returned to Titan Airways - ?

Damaged on pushback from Gate A1 at London (Stansted) Airport - February 25, 2009

During pushback a loud bang was heard on the flightdeck but the pushback continued

The tow bar had became disconnected from the tug due to a failed shear pin

The tug stopped but aircraft continued to roll and could not be halted in time to prevent its collision with the tug

Nose of aircraft penetrated the windscreen of the tug but no injuries were sustain by anyone

Repaired and returned to service

Current with Titan Airways

 

VH-NJQ. National Jet Systems - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-060.)

F-GMMP. Air Jet Jet Services - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-188.)

F-GMMP. Air Jet Jet Services - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-395.)

G-ZAPO. Titan - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, August 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-314.)

G-ZAPO. Titan - in the revised livery with additional 'Crystal' titles at an unknown airport, March 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-377.)