VH-NJX. BAe 146-100. c/n E1003.


 

Aircraft was built at Hatfield

Originally entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BIAF - July 28, 1980

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Aircraft Group, Hatfield

Reregistered as G-SSCH - May 29, 1981

Rolled off the production line at Hatfield as G-5-14 - March 1982

First flown G-SSCH - April 2, 1982

Powered by Avco Lycoming LF502-R3 engines

Aircraft painted in brown BAe house livery and used for performance, avionics, noise and crew workload tests

Displayed at Farborough Air Show in Dan-Air London livery as G-SSCH - September 8 - 12, 1982

Engaged in flying daily to test pilot workload for CAA - December 1982

Route: Hatfield - Paris - Amsterdam - London - Hatfield

Reregistered as G-5-14 - December 21, 1985

Reregistered as G-SSCH - January 24, 1986

Prepared for lease to British Caribbean Airways - February 1986

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - March 6, 1986

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N246SS - March 6, 1986

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Aircraft Group

Leased to British Caribbean Airways as registered operator

Delivered to British Caribbean Airways - March 19, 1986

Reposessed by British Aerospace PLC - October 12, 1986

Leased to Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) - November 13, 1986

Returned to British Aerospace PLC on termination of lease - September 19, 1987

Leased to Aspen Airways - December 6, 1987

Leased to Jet Acceptance Corporation - August 1989

Sub-leased to Air Wisconsin - April 3, 1991

Sub-leased to Westair Commuter Airlines (United Express) - February 15, 1992

Returned to Air Wisconsin and operated for United Express - January 1, 1993

Ferried Reykjavik - Stansted in United Express livery - March 10, 1998

Registered to First Security Bank NA Owner Trustee, Salt Lake City - June 5, 1998

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - July 9, 1998

Arrived at Southend for repainting into Cityjet livery - July 9, 1998

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-CPY - July 19, 1998

Leased to City Jet as registered operator

Departed Southend in full Cityjet livery on delivery flight to Cityjet - July 24, 1998

Sub-leased to KLM (UK) in full Cityjet livery - October 25, 1998

Returned to Cityjet on termination of lease - May 4, 1999

Sub-leased to Jersey European Airways in full Cityjet livery with J.E.A. stickers - October 31, 1999

Used for London (City) - Dublin services

Jersey European Airways renamed British European Airways - June 1, 2000

Returned to CityJet on termination of lease - October 28, 2000

Operated scheduled flights for Air France on charter London - Paris - 2000

Operated last Air France service Brest - Paris (de Gaulle) as AF7733 - December 9, 2000

Ferried Paris (de Gaulle) - Norwich as WX141P - December 9, 2000

Ferried Norwich - Bournemouth as WX141P for storage - January 4, 2001

Underwent extensive maintenance with Flight Refueling at Bournemouth for fuel tank corrosion

Observed at Bournemouth in full Cityjet livery - May 18, 2001

Prepared for lease / sale to National Jet Systems, Australia

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - August 23, 2001

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJX - August 23, 2001

Leased to National Jet Systems as registered operator

Departed Bournemouth on ferry flight to Australia in all-white livery as QFA4691 - August 27, 2001

Arrived Perth at conclusion of ferry flight - August 30, 2001

Route: Bournemouth - Palermo - Luxor - Dubai - Ahmedabad - Calcutta - Phuket - Jakarta - Port Headland - Perth

Repainted in full QantasLink livery at Perth - September 2001

Operated by National Jet Systems for QantasLink

Operated first revenue service Perth - Karratha as QF1912 - September 7, 2001

Operated last revenue service Port Headland - Perth as QF1815 - February 13, 2004

Returned to National Jet and observed in full National Jet livery at Perth - February 29, 2004

Prepared for lease to Air Niugini in National Jet livery

Ferried Cairns - Port Moresby as NC5525 - March 31, 2004

Operated first Air Niugini revenue service Port Moresby - Cairns as PX090 - April 1, 2004

Operated final Air Niugini revenue service Port Moresby - Cairns as PX4090 - June 29, 2004

Leased to Air Niugini - July 4 / 5, 2004

Observed at Brisbane in full National Jet livery - July 29, 2004

Observed at Sydney in full National Jet livery - October 3, 2004

Repainted in QantasLink livery - December 2004

Returned to service with QantasLink Perth - Broome as QF1930 - January 5, 2005

Operated final QantasLink service Port Headland - Perth as QF1815 - June 30, 2005

Ferried Perth - Adelaide as QF6200 on return to National Jet - June 30, 2005

Repainted in National Jet livery and returned to service with National Jet

Operated QantasLink services QF1960 / 1961 / 1976 / 1977 - October 31, 2006

Route: Perth - Leinster - Perth - Mt Keith - Meekatharra - Perth

Withdrawn from service and stored at Adelaide - March 27, 2009

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide - November 2, 2009

Ferried Adelaide - Perth and returned to service with National Jet - December 4, 2009

National Jet was renamed Cobham Aviation Services -

Operated final revenue service Baimuny - Perth as NJS5593 -September 6, 2012

Ferried Perth - Adelaide as NJS5500 - September 7, 2012

Permanently withdrawn from service at Adelaide and stored - September 7, 2012

Aircraft had flown 36,679 hours with 41,205 cycles

Aircraft is to be used as a source of spare parts and will be scrapped in 2013

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

 


 

 

EI-CPY. CityJet - in the full livery at Paris Airport, September 2000.

EI-CPY. Air France - in the full livery at Paris Airport, November 2000.
 

VH-NJX. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2012.