VH-NJV. BAe 146-100. c/n E1002.


 

This was the second Bae-146 prototype

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-SSHH - May 29, 1981

Registered to British Aerospace

Rolled off the British Aerospace production line at Hatfield Airport - December 1981

Powered by four Textron Lycoming ALF502-R3 engines

First flown as G-SSHH at Hatfield - January 25, 1982

Conducted five icing test flights behind Boscombe Downs Canberra WV787 - January - February 1982

Displayed at 1982 Farnborough Air Show in Dan-Air London livery as G-SSHH - September 1982

Based in Iceland and Greenland for icing tests - January - February 1983

Reregistered as G-OPSA - January 20, 1984

Registered to British Aerospace

Refurbished at BAe Chester facility for pending sales tour of United States - March 1984

Departed Hatfield for 16 day U.S. tour (Captain D. Gurney) - March 17, 1984

Loaned to Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) for 2 months based at San Diego - April - May 1984

Was used to convert 64 PSA pilots onto type with aircraft flying 623 hours and 1,391 cycles during training

Reregistered as G-5-146 - October 9, 1984

Registered to British Aerospace

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N5828B - October 12, 1984

Leased to Pacific Southwest Airlines - October 12, 1984

Returned to British Aerospace on termination of lease - March 1985

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-SSHH - March 17, 1985

Reregistered as G-5-005 - May 8, 1986

Leased to Royal West Airlines - June 9, 1986

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 1986

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N801RW - June 1986

Sold to Royal West Airlines - July 1986

Repossessed by Jet Acceptance Corporation - May 28, 1987

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BPNP - August 28, 1987

Leased to Dan-Air London - August 29, 1987

Returned to British Aerospace - November 10, 1987

Transferred to Jet Acceptance Corporation - December 3, 1987

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N720BA - December 3, 1987

Leased to American Airlines as registered operator - December 4, 1987

Returned to Jet Acceptance Corporation on termination of lease - February 16, 1988

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BPNP - March 8, 1988

Converted to BAe-146-100STA by Hayes International, Birmingham, Alabama - May 1988

Conversion involved the fitting of a freight door, roller floor in rear cabin and 16 seats in forward cabin

Reregistered as G-BSTA - July 12, 1988

Registered to British Aerospace

First flight following conversion to 'Side Loading Tactical Airlifter' - August 2, 1988

Arrived Hatfield in glossy camouflage livery - August 11, 1988

Delivered to Cranfield Air Services for preparation for 1988 Farnborough Air Show - August 11, 1988

Dummy inflight refuelling probe and an air openabkle paratroop door fitted

Repainted into a matt camouflage livery

Departed on 30,000 km tour of South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia - September 1988

Displayed at the 1988 Austrialian Bicentennial Air Show at RAAF Richmond - October 9, 1988

Embarked on a Middle East sales tour - January - February 1989

Departed Hatfield for a sales tour of Cananda and U.S.A. - May 6, 1989

Displayed at the 1989 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport - June 1989

Flown to Algeria for a sales tour - January 1990

Flown to Langenlebarn Air Force Base, Austria for demonstration to Austrian authorities - April 1990

Dispayed at the 2000 Farnborough Air Show - September 2000

Repainted by Field Aircraft Services in Austrian Government livery at East Midlands Airport - November 1990

Aircraft carried 'Republik Obsterreich' titles and registration marks 'OE-BRL'

Aircraft lease to Austrian Government did not proceed

Leased to Safair, South Africa - August 8, 1991

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-NCA - August 1991

Returned to British Aerospace on termination of lease - January 31, 1993

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BSTA - ?

Observed at Woodford as G-6-002 - May 10, 1995

Rolled out at Woodford in full Australian Air Express livery as G-BSTA - July 18, 1995

Leased to National Jet Systems on behalf of Australian air Express - August 28, 1995

Departed Woodford on delivery flight to Australia - August 29, 1995

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJV - September 5, 1995

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as registered operator

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd - May 22, 2006

Registered to Bae Systems Management Services (Two) Ltd - October 20, 2009

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide as registered operator

Current with AustralianaAir Express

 


 

G-SSHH. British Aerospace - in the blue livery at an unknown location, March 1982.

G-SSHH. TABA - in the Bae livery at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget Airport, June 1983.

N801RW. Royal West - in the full livery at an unknown airport, July 1986.

G-BPNP. Dan-Air London - in the basic Royal West livery at an unknown airport, December 1987.

N720BA. American - in the basic Royal West livery at San Jose Airport, December 1987.
N720BA. American - in the basic Royal West livery at an unknown airport, February 1988.

G-BSTA. British Aerospace - in the camouflage livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1988.

ZS-NCA. Safair - in the full livery at Lanseria Airport, September 1994.

G-BSTA. Australian Air Express - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, September 1995.
VH-NJV. Australian Air Express - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1996