VH-NJT. BAe 146-100. c/n E1228.

 

This aircraft was ordered by BEX Business Air Express but it was not taken up

Rolled off the BAe production line at Woodford as an RJ-70 aircraft - 1993

Powered by four Textron Lycoming AF507-1F engines

First flown at Woodford as G-6-228 - January 21, 1994

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-OLXX - January 18, 1994

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd

Departed Woodford in the Air Malta livery for Asian Aerospace Airshow - February 18, 1994

The aircraft registration of 'G-OLXX' stood for '70' in Roman numerals

Embarked on a 44 day sales tour (39,000 km) of the Middle and Far East

During this tour it was demonstrated to 26 airlines

Although painted in the Air Malta livery it was never delivered to them but retained by BAe as a demonstrator

Leased to Alpine Flightline - July 30, 1995

The aircraft was named 'Jean l'Eveque de la Cassiere'

Sub-leased to British Airways in the Alpine livery with small British Airways stickers - July 30, 1995

Operated first British Airways revenue service - July 31, 1995

Returned to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd - October 04, 1995

Withdrawn from use and placed in storage at Woodford - October 04, 1995

Departed Woodford on the ferry flight to Australia as G-OLXX - December 04, 1995

Arrived Adelaide on completion of the ferry flight - December 08, 1995

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - December 08, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJT - December 15, 1995

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd

Leased to National Jet Systems as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide - Perth to service the TI-FO mining contract Perth - Telfer - December 18, 1995

Sub-leased to Airlink and entered service Perth - Paraburdoo - September 07, 2000

Returned to National Jet Systems at the end of the lease - February 02, 2001

Registered to Trident Jet (Australia) Pty Ltd - February 10, 2006

Leased to National Jet Systems as the registered operator

Used extensively on the Christmas and Cocos Islands service

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

Observed stored at Adelaide - September 10, 2010

Observed stored at Adelaide without engines - July 2011

Officially withdrawn from use at Adelaide and used for spare parts - September 05, 2012

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 20, 2012

Observed being dismantled, missing engines, undercarriage and nose cone - October 20, 2012

 

G-OLXX. Air Malta - in the standard livery at Washington Dulles Airport, May 14, 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-306.)

G-OLXX. British Airways - in the Alpine Flightline livery at an unknown airport, August 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-307.)

VH-NJT. National Jet - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 08, 2008.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0414-251.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-343.)

VH-NJT. National Jet - in the basic livery at Adelaide Airport, February 02, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-315.)