VH-NJW. BAe 146-200. c/n E2034.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Pacific Southwest Airlines (USA)

Rolled off the British Aerospace production line at Hatfield - 1985

Powered by four Textron Lycoming ALF502-R5 engines

First flown as N354PS at Hatfield - May 09, 1985

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N354PS - May 1985

Delivered to Pacific Southwest Airlines - May 24, 1985

The aircraft was named 'The Smile of Concord'

Reregistered N174US - October 1987

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

Withdrawn from use and stored at Mojave, California in the basic livery without titles - May 1991

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 1996

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-DEBD - May 23, 1996

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd

Leased to Debonair Airways Ltd as the registered operator - June 21, 1996

Ferried Cambridge - Luton on delivery to Debonair - June 21, 1996

Operated first Debonair revenue service Luton - Barcelona - Luton - June 23, 1996

Rolled out at Southend in the basic Lufthansa City Line livery with Debonair titles - March 03, 1999

Debonair Airways Ltd ceased operations due to financial difficulties - September 30, 1999

Aircraft was impounded at Manchester Airport - September 30, 1999

Returned to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd

New registration marks of 'G-BZBB' applied to the aircraft at Woodford - January 20, 2000

Observed at Woodford in basic Lufthansa livery with 'on behalf of Lufthansa' titles - January 21, 2000

Reregistered as G-BZBB - January 21, 2000

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd

Observed at Stansted as G-BZBB - May 02, 2000

Ferried Stansted - Woodford - May 05, 2000

Observed at Stansted in the standard Qantas Link livery - May 10, 2000

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd - May 24, 2000

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 24, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJW - May 25, 2000

Registered to BAe Aircraft Systems Ltd

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

Departed Stansted on the ferry flight to Australia - May 26, 2000

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - May 29, 2000

Ferry route: Stansted - Brindisi - Luxor - Dubai - Ahmedabad - Calcutta - Phuket - Jakarta - Port Headland - Adelaide

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Brisbane - May 31, 2000

Operated first Airlink revenue service Brisbane - Canberra as QF851 - June 01, 2000

Operated final QantasLink service Kalgoorlie - Perth as QF1899 - June 05, 2005

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) on return to National Jet as QF6201 - June 06, 2005

Prepared for lease to Asian Spirit Airlines (Philippines)

Departed Adelaide (West Beach) on the ferry flight to the Philippines - July 07, 2005

Ferry route: Adelaide - Darwin - Manado - Manila (Clark Air Force Base)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 19, 2005

Entered onto the Philippines Aircraft Register as RP-C2995 - July 2005

Damaged beyond repair whilst landing at Catarman Airport - November 14, 2005

Aircraft was operating the service Manila International - Catarman as 6K587

On landing the aircraft aquaplaned on runway 04/22 which was 1350 metres long in bad weather conditions

Came to rest in a muddy rice field with the 6 crew and 32 passengers escaping injury

Damage was estimated to cost around $US 250,000 to repair

Considered to be uneconomical to repair and is derelict at Catarman (last report)

 

G-DEBD. Debonair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-394.)

G-DEBD. Debonair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-308.)