VH-NJY. BAe 146-100. c/n E1005.


 

This airframe was initially entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BIAJ - July 28, 1980

Registered to British Aerospace Aircraft Group, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Reregistered as G-SCHH - July 30, 1982

Rolled off the BAe production line at Hatfield as G-5-05 - 1982

Powered by four Textron Lycoming ALF502-R3 engines

First flown as G-SCHH - October 19, 1982

Departed Hatfield on world demonstration tour (Captain P. Sedgwick) - October 20, 1982

Countries visited: U.A.E. - India - Thailand - Japan - Philippines - Australia - New Zealand - New Guinea -

Malaysia - Muscat - Kuwait

Flew over 58,000 miles in 51 days and carried some 3,300 passengers on demonstration flights

Arrived Christchurch on short term demonstration to Ansett New Zealand - November 16, 1982

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register with temporary registration ZK-SHH - November 17, 1982

Registration was not painted on the aircraft but carried on cards in rear windows

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - November 21, 1982

Departed Auckland en route to Port Moresby - November 21, 1982

Arrived Hatfield at conclusion of world demonstration tour - December 1982

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 3, 1983

Transferred to U. K. Ministry of Defence and allocated to the Royal Air Force

Allocated the R.A.F. Military Registration ZD696

Restored temporarily to the British Aircraft Register as G-SCHH - May 25, 1983

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Aircraft Group, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Restored to the Ministry of Defence as ZD696 - June 9, 1983

Delivered to No 10 Squadron, Brize Norton - June 14, 1983

Aircraft was now designated BAe 146 CC Mk I

Allocated to the Queen's Flight in an 85 seat VIP configuration for 12 months evaluation - June 17, 1983

Transferred to 241 Operation Conversion Unit - ?

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-SCHH - April 29, 1984

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Aircraft Group, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Returned to BAe by the Royal Air Force - June 11, 1984

Leased to Dan-Air (London) - June 29, 1984

Observed at Amsterdam in basic R.A.F. livery with Dan-Air titles and logo - August 8, 1984

Sold to Dan-Air (London) - November 6, 1984

Registered to Dan-Air Services Limited, London - December 3, 1984

Observed at London (Gatwick) in full Dan-Air livery - April 14, 1986

Operated final Dan-Air revenue service - August 21, 1990

Ferried Lasham - Hatfield for storage - September 5, 1990

Sold to British Aerospace PLC Airlines Division - September 5, 1990

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Airlines Division - October 2, 1990

Leased to Atlantic Airways - February 9, 1991

Returned to British Aerospace and stored at Prestwick - February 19, 1991

Ferried Prestwick - East Midlands - April 22, 1991

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd - May 17, 1991

Observed at East Midlands in Australian Airlink livery as G-SCHH - May 28, 1991

Leased to National Jet Systems (Australia) - June 26, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJY - July 25, 1991

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd

Leased to National Jet Systems, Adelaide as registered operator

Accepted by Nation Jet Systems at Bournemouth - July 26, 1991

Departed Bournemouth on delivery flight to Australia - July 26, 1991

Arrived Adelaide at conclusion of delivery flight - July 29, 1991

Aircraft was named 'City of Rockhampton'

Entered service with Australian Airlink - August 1991

Leased to Southern Australia Airlines for short term - July 1997

Leased to Flight West Airlines to operate Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Brisbane route - October 11, 1997

Sub-leased to Norfolk Jet Express - April 1, 1998

Returned to National Jet Systems - June 1, 1998

Observed at Perth in National Jet Systems livery - October 3, 1998

Observed at Perth in full QantasLink livery - April 21, 1999

Ferried Perth - Kalgoorlie - Adelaide as QF896 for maintenance - July 13, 2000

Departed Adelainde on ferry flight to U. K. for maintenance - September 16, 2000

Arrived Bournemouth at conclusion of ferry flight - September 19, 2000

Aircraft required maintenance for corrosion in wing spar and fuel tanks

Departed Bournemouth as QF6291 on ferry flight to Australia - February 21, 2001

Arrived Adelaide at conclusion of ferry flight - February 24, 2001

Ferried Adelaide - Perth - February 25, 2001

Returned to QantasLink service Perth - Barrow Island as QF1990 - February 26, 2001

Leased to Southern Australia Airlines and operated Adelaide - Launceston service as QF2611 - May 27, 2001

Operated final QantasLink revenue service Paraburdoo - Perth as QF1803 - September 3, 2005

Ferried Perth - Adelaide as QF6200 on return to National Jet - September 6, 2005

Observed at Adelaide in all-white livery with Asian Spirit (Philippines) titles - November 19, 2005

Leased / sold to Asian Spirit Airlines - November 2005

Departed Adelaide as NC5525 on delivery to Asian Spirit, Philippines - November 23, 2005

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 30, 2005

Entered onto the Philippine Aircraft Register as RP-C2994 - November 30, 2005

Entered service with Asian Spirit Airlines Manila - San Jose - Meguire Field - December 2, 2005

Observed at Manila being operated by Asian Spirit Airlines - May 18, 2006

Asian Spirit merged with South East Asian Airlines to form Zest Airways - September 30, 2008

Observed stored at Jakarta (Pondok Cape) awaiting maintenance - November 2008

Current status - ?

 


 

 

G-SCHH. British Aerospace - in the house livery at Hatfield Airport, October 1982.

G-SCHH. British Aerospace - in the house livery at Canberra Airport, November 1982.
 

VH-NJY. Australian Airlink - in theAustralian livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1992.

VH-NJY. Airlink - in the Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1995.
VH-NJY. Airlink - in the Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1996.
 

VH-NJY. QantasLink - in the basic livery at Sydney Airport, July 2001.

VH-NJY. Asian Spirit - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2005.