VH-NJQ. British Aerospace 146-200. c/n E2072.


 

This aircraft was built for an order from Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA), U.S.A.

Rolled off the BAe production line at Hatfield - 1987

Powered by four Textron Lycoming ALF502-R5 engines

Test registration markings 'G-5-072' were applied to the aircraft - March 19, 1987

First flown at Hatfield as 'G-5-072' - March 28, 1987

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNJI - April 28, 1987

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd, Hatfield

Test registration marks 'G-5-072' were removed from the aircraft and 'G-BNJI' applied - May 02, 1987

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 01, 1987

The test registration 'G-5-072' was reapplied to the aircraft - June 01, 1987

It was accepted by PSA at Hatfield - June 04, 1987

The test registration 'G-5-072' was removed from the aircraft - June 05, 1987

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N366PS - June 06, 1987

Registered to US Air Leasing and Services Incorporated

Leased to Pacific Southwest Airlines as the registered operator

Departed Hatfield on the ferry flight to the United States - June 10, 1987

Reregistered as N190US - March 1988

Pacific Southwest Airlines merged with US Air - April 09, 1988

Arrived Basel as 'HB-IXC' carrying name 'De Fluesterjet vo Zueri' - June 16, 1990

Sold to Crossair (Switzerland) - June 17, 1990

The aircraft's name was removed - June 26, 1990

Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-IXC - June 1990

Operated first Crossair revenue service Basle - Rome - July 08, 1990

Ferried Basle - East Midlands in the Crossair livery - December 15, 1993

Sold to British Aerospace Ltd - December 15, 1993

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNJI - December 15, 1993

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd

Leased to CityJet (Ireland) - January 08, 1994

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-CTY - January 08, 1994

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd

Leased to CityJet, Ireland as the registered operator

Observed at Dublin in the Virgin livery with 'CityJet' titles - June 29, 1996

Operated final CityJet revenue service - July 16, 1996

Withdrawn from service and ferried Dublin - East Midlands on return to the lessor - July 19, 1996

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNJI - July 19, 1996

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd, Hatfield

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJQ - September 03, 1996

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd, Hatfield

Leased to National Jet Systems, Adelaide as the registered operator on behalf of QantasLink

Ferried East Midlands - Cambridge in the Qantas AirLink livery - September 19, 1996

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - September 25, 1996

Departed Cambridge on the ferry flight to Australia as QF2141 - September 25, 1996

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - September 28, 1996

Operated first revenue service with AirLink - September 29, 1996

Sold to ANZ Investment Bank - February 1997

Sub-leased to Southern Australia Airlines in the Qantas AirLink livery - February 08, 2000

Operated first Southern Australia revenue service Brisbane - Canberra as QF1849 - February 11, 2000

Returned to Qantas AirLink - February19, 2000

Operated final QantasLink revenue service Proserpine - Brisbane as QF1887 - September 03, 2003

Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide (West Beach) on return to National Jet Systems as QF6200 - September 03, 2003

Observed at Adelaide (West Beach) in an all-white livery - September 15, 2003

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Brisbane for storage in all-white livery with National Jet tail logo - November 09, 2003

Observed stored in the National Jet Systems hangar at Brisbane - November 28, 2003

Sold to Hemus Air (Bulgaria)

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to to Bulgaria as NC5504 - March 29, 2004

Arrived Sofia on completion of the ferry flight - April 01, 2004

Ferry route: Brisbane - Adelaide - Port Headland - Jakarta - Phuket- Calcutta - Ahmadabad - Dubai -

Luxor - Sofia

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 30, 2004

Entered onto the Bulgarian Aircraft Register as LZ-HBA - April 30, 2004

Observed in service at Sofia in the Hemus Air livery - May 30, 2004

Wet-leased to Blue Air (Romania) - November 12, 2006

Returned to Hemus Air - ?

Damaged at Bacau (Romania) whilst operating flight Rome - Bacau - January 09, 2008

The nose wheel collapsed when the aircraft slipped off the runway and hit a snow bank, damaging the front end

The 89 passengers and crew onboard were uninjured

Observed in service at London (Gatwick Airpor)t following repairs - March 10, 2008

Current with Hemus Air

 


 

 
N190US. US Air - in the basic PSA livery at an unknown airport, May 1988.

HB-IXC. Crossair - in the standard livery at Basle Airport, May 1992.

 

VH-NJQ. Airlink - in the standard Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2001.

VH-NJQ. QantasLink - in the standard ivery at Sydney Airport, March 2002.

LZ-HBA. Hemus Air - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 2004.
 
LZ-HBA. Hemus Air - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 2004.
LZ-HBA. Hemus Air - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 2006.