VH-NJZ. BAe 146-100. c/n E1009.


 

Rolled off the BAe production line at Hatfield - 1983

Powered by four Textron Lycoming AF507-R3 engines

First flown at Hatfield as G-6-009 - October 05, 1983

Delivered to the Government of Mali - October 15, 1983

Entered onto the Mali Aircraft Register as TZ-ADT

First 146 fitted with optional wingroot fuel tanks and conversion kit for either a passenger or executive configuration

Aircraft was named 'Niorodu Shael'

Repossessed by British Aerospace PLC - October 1985

Observed stored at Woodford - October 1985

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BRUC - December 19, 1985

Registered to British Aerospace PLC

Observed stored at Chester as G-BRUC - October 1988

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

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

Test flown at East Midlands after refurbisment by Fields Aircraft Services - June 10, 1991

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 18, 1991

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-6-009 - June 22, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJZ - June 26, 1991

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd

Leased to National Jet Systems as registered operator

Accepted by National Jet at East Midlands Airport - July 03, 1991

Departed East Midlands on delivery flight to Australia - July 03, 1991

Arrived Adelaide at conclusion of delivery flight - July 07, 1991

Aircraft was named 'City of Port Macquarie'

Operated first revenue service Alice Springs - Cairns as TN299 - October 02, 1991

Returned to National Jet Systems - November 15, 1994

Observed in all-white livery with National Jet Charter titles - December 1994

Officially transferred to Australian Airlink - July 11, 1995

Operated first Qantaslink revenue service Perth - Leinster as QF1964 - November 01, 2001

Operated final QantasLink revenue service Ayers Rock - Adelaide as QF1984 - November 15, 2004

QantasLink lease terminated and returned to National Jet Systems - November 2004

Observed in Adelaide being painted into Spirit Airlines livery - January 2005

Test flown at Adelaide in full Asian Spirit Airlines livery - January 06, 2005

Departed Adelaide on delivery flight to Asian Spirit Airlines, Philippines - January 19, 2005

Arrived Manila at conclusion of delivery flight - January 20, 2005

Delivery route: Adelaide - Darwin - Minado - Subic Bay - Manila (Clark Air Force Base)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 27, 2005

Entered onto the Philippines Aircraft Register as RP-C2999 - January 2005

Asian Spirit Airlines merged with Sea Air to form new airline called Zest Airways - September 30, 2008

Aircraft returned to Tropical Worldwide Holding Ltd - November 2008

Ferried Manila - Jakarta for sale to P.T. Manunggal Air Services - November 13, 2008

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-VTM - November 2008

Currently used by Manunggal Air as a freighter

 


 

VH-NJZ. Australian Airlink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1992.

VH-NJZ. Australian Airlink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1993.
VH-NJZ. Australian Airlink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1993.

VH-NJZ. National Jet Charter - in the white livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1994.

VH-NJZ. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 1995.

VH-NJZ. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 2003.
 
VH-NJZ. Asian Spirit - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, date unknown.