VH-NJZ. BAe 146-300. c/n E3126.

 

This aircraft was entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BPNT - January 04, 1989

Registered to British Airways (European Division) Ltd, Horley, Surrey

Rolled off the BAe production line at Hatfield - 1989

Powered by four Textron Lycoming AF507-R3 engines

First flown at Hatfield - March 08, 1989

Leased to the Dan-Air London Ltd as the registered operator - June 02, 1989

Returned to British Aerospace (UK) at Filton at the end of the lease - November 06, 1992

Prepared for lease to Flightline Ltd, London - April 01, 1993

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Region Aircraft, Hatfield - April 02, 1993

Leased to Flightline Ltd as the registered operator - April 13, 1993

Flightline was based at Southend Airport and operated general sub-leases and VIP charters

Observed at Pisa on sub-lease to Palmair with joint Palmair / Flightline titles - February 1994

Observed at Far on sub-lease to Palmair with joint Palmair / Flightline titles - October 1995

Based at Bournemouth Airport to provide backup to Jersey European - October 1997 - March 1998

Operated flights for Lufthansa Cityline - March 29 - April 03, 1999

Operated regular Palmair / Flightline Tour flights - September 08, 1999

Sub-leased to Aer Lingus - November 01, 1999

Observed in all-white livery with Aer Lingus Commuter titles on forward fuselage - November 22, 1999

Returned to Flightline at Bournemouth at the end of the sub-lease - January 09, 2000

Rolled out at Bournemouth in Swissair Express livery - January 12, 2000

Sub-leased to Swissair Express - January 12, 2000

Returned to Flightline at Southend on termination of the sub-lease - October 02, 2001

Observed at Paris (le Bouget) with large 'RW' titles (Robbie Williams Tour) - July 01, 2003

The proposed sub-lease to Croatia Airlines was not taken up - 2003

Observed at Cascais with 'RW' titles on the tail - October 21, 2003

Observed at Paris (De Gaulle) in all-white livery with 'Jaguar' titles and tail logo - March 25, 2004

The 'Jaguar' titles and the tail logo were removed - April 29, 2004

Rear pressure bulkhead severely damaged whilst landing in wind sheart conditions at Florence - May 29, 2004

Ferried Florence - Southend once repairs had been completed - December 18, 2004

Returned to service with Flightline - December 2004

Observed at Southend with 'Range Rover' promotional titles - April 20, 2005

Observed at Southend with only 'Flightline' titles - May 06, 2005

Rolled out at Southend in new livery with 'U2/V2' titles under cockpit for U2 Vertigo Tour - June 07, 2005

Observed at Southen in all-white livery - August 28, 2005

Operated regular flights Southend - Koln for Ford Motors Corporate Shuttle - July 2006

Sub-leased to VLM Airlines - March 14, 2007

The aircraft was named 'Spirit of Rotterdam'

Observed at Rotterdam in full VLM livery - April 13, 2007

Returned to Flightline at Southend on termination of the sub-lease - June 2007

Sub-leased to VLM Airlines - September 2007

Flightline ceased operations - December 03, 2008

Returned to British Aerospace at Southend on termination of sub-lease - February 29, 2008

Ferried Southend - Bacau in VLM livery for conversion to freighter configuration - May 08, 2008

This conversion was carried out by Aerostar, Bacau, Romania

Observed at Bacau undergoing conversion to 'Quiet Trader' configuration - June 2009

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd - August 20, 2009

Aircraft had flown 29,179 hours as of December 31, 2009

Prepared for lease to National Jet Express Pty Ltd

Departed Bacau in all-white livery on the delivery flight to Australia - June 17, 2010

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the delivery flight - June 25, 2010

Ferry route: Bacau - Sharm El Sheik - Jakarta (Halim) - Broome - Alice Springs - Adelaide

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 29, 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJZ - June 29, 2010

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd, Channel Islands

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

National Jet was renamed Cobham (Cobham Aviation Services Australia) - 2009

Operates freighter services for Australian Air Express

Current with Cobham

 

G-BPNT. Dan-Air London - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-393.)

G-BPNT. Palmair Flightline - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, April 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-388.)

G-BPNT. Palmair Flightline - in the all-white livery at Manchester Airport, November 1993.

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G-BPNT. Jaguar - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, April 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-310.)

G-BPNT. U2 / V2 - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, August 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-311.)

VH-NJZ. Cobham - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 02, 2010.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0414-254.)

VH-NJZ. Cobham - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 16, 2013.

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VH-NJZ. Cobham - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 07, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-381.)

VH-NJZ. Cobham - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 14, 2014.

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VH-NJZ. StarTrack Qantas Freight - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 29, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-383.)

VH-NJZ. StarTrack Qantas Freight - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 27, 2016.

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VH-NJZ. StarTrack Qantas Freight - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 11, 2016.

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VH-NJZ. StarTrack Qantas Freight - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 11, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-385.)

VH-NJZ. StarTrack Qantas Freight - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 02, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-387.)

VH-NJZ. StarTrack Qantas Freight - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 24, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-380.)