VH-SAZ. British Aerospace 146-200QC. c/n E2148.

 

This aircraft was constructed as a 'QC - Quiet Convertable'

Built by British Aerospace PLC Civil Aircraft Division at Woodford, Hatfield, United Kingdom

It was powered by Textron Lycoming ALF502-R-5 engines

Entered into the British Aircraft Register as G-PRIN (CofR G-PRIN/R1) - September 07, 1989

Registered to British Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft) Pty Ltd, Hatfield

Rolled out at Hatfield - November 1989

Allocated the test registration 'G-6-148'

First flown at Woodford - November 29, 1989

Registered as G-PRIN (CofR G-PRIN/R2) - June 08, 1990

Registered to British Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft) Pty Ltd, Hatfield

Leased to Princess Air as the registered operator - June 08, 1990

Princess Air ceased operations - February 1991

It was returned to British Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft) Pty Ltd

The aircraft was reregistered as G-BTIA (CofR G-BTIA/R1) - March 27, 1991

Registered to British Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft) Pty Ltd, Hatfield

Leased to Air UK Ltd, Stansted as the registered operator - March 28, 1991

Registered as G-BTIA (CofR G-BTIA/R2) - June 17, 1991

Registered to British Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft) Pty Ltd, Hatfield

Leased to British Air Ferries Ltd, Southend as the registered operator - June 27, 1991

Registered as G-BTIA (CofR G-BTIA/R3) - September 09, 1992

Registered to British Aerospace PLC, Hatfield

Leased to Transkei Airways, Kempton Park, South Africa - October 04, 1992

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 06, 1992

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-NCB - October 1992

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd, Hatfield

Leased to Safair, South Africa as the registered operator

Returned to British Aerospace PLC on termination of the lease - February 05, 1995

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - February 1995

Entered onto the British Aircraft Registered as G-BTIA (CofR G-BTIA/R4) - February 16, 1995

Registered to British Aerospace (Operations) Pty Ltd, Hatfield

Leased to Titan Airways, Stansted as the registered operator - April 14, 1996

Sold to Titan Airways Ltd - ?

Reregistered as G-ZAPK (CorR G-ZAPK/R1) - April 25, 1996

Registered to Titan Airways Ltd, Stansted, London

Leased to Jersey European Airways - March 30, 1997

Returned to Titan Airways Ltd on termination of the lease - June 30, 1997

Leased to CityJet, Dublin, Ireland - January 02, 2001

Returned to Titan Airways Ltd on termination of the lease - January 22, 2002

Leased to Scot Air - May 20, 2005

Returned to Titan Airways Ltd on termination of the lease - August 2006

The aircraft had flown 22,699 hours - December 31, 2007

Observed at London (Stansted) in the new Titan Airways 'Snowjet' livery - January 02, 2011

Operated last Titan Airways revenue service Stansted - Belfast - Stansted - November 08, 2017

The aircraft sustained minor damage when the elevator hit a hangar door at Stansted - November 09, 2017

Ferried London (Stansted) - Bacau for 'C-Check' - November 11, 2017

The aircraft was prepared for sale to Pionair, Sydney, Australia

Registered as G-ZAPK (CorR G-ZAPK/R2) - November 11, 2017

Registered to Pionair Australia Pty Ltd, Bankstown, Sydney

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 27, 2017

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SAZ - November 27, 2017

Registered to Vanguard Investments Pty Ltd, Fairlight, Sydney

Leased to Pionair Australia Pty Ltd, Condell Park, Sydney as the registered operator

Test flown at Bucharest as 'VH-SAZ' in the basic Titan Airways livery - January 11, 2018

Departed Bucharest on the ferry flight to Australia in the basic Titan Airways livery - February 07, 2018

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight - February 13, 2018

Ferry route: Bucharest - Bodrum - Hurghada - Dubai (World) - Calcutta - U Tapao - Subang - Denpasar -

Darwin - Mt Isa - Sydney

It was observed at Sydney (Bankstown) in the basic Titan Airways livery with 'Captain Choice' titles - April 23, 2018

It was observed at Sydney (Bankstown) with large 'Captain Choice' titles on the fuselage and

an emblam on the outer engine nacelles - July 11, 2018

Test flown Sydney (Bankstown) - Sydney (Bankstown) - July 18, 2018

Test flown Sydney (Bankstown) - Sydney (Bankstown) - July 19, 2018

Operated inaugural service Sydney (Bankstown) - Sysney (Kingsford Smith) - Adelaide (West Beach) -

Sydney (Bankstown) without the 'Captain Choice' titles as SFZ601/602 - July 20, 2018

The titles 'www.pionair.com.au' were applied to the lower fuselage at Sydney (Bankstown) - August 2018

Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Perth as SFZ902 - November 26, 2018

Leased to Cobham - November 2018

Operated last Cobham service Laverton (W.A.) - Perth as JTE959/NC959 - February 07, 2019

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) - Sydney (Bankstown) as SFZ602 - February 08, 2019

Current with Pionair Australia

 

 

G-PRIN. Princess Air - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-470.)

G-ZAPK. Titan - in the standard livery at Stockholm Airport, June 1996.

(J. Mogren Copyright Image 0414-525.)

G-ZAPK. Titan - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-524.)

VH-SAZ. Pionair - in the basic Titan Airways livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 20, 2018.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-471.)

VH-SAZ. Pionair - in the basic Titan Airways livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 20, 2018.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-472.)

VH-SAZ. Pionair - in the basic Titan Airways livery with additional 'Captain's Choice' titles at Sydney Bankstown Airport, July 2018.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-526.)

VH-SAZ. Pionair - in the basic Titan Airways livery with additional 'Pionair.com.au' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 08, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-527.)

VH-SAZ. Pionair - in the basic Titan Airways livery with additional 'Pionair.com.au' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 08, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-528.)

VH-SAZ. Pionair - in the basic Titan Airways livery with additional 'Pionair.com.au' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 12, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-545.)

VH-SAZ. Pionair - in the basic Titan Airways livery with additional 'Pionair.com.au' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 12, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-546.)

VH-SAZ. Pionair - in the basic Titan Airways livery with additional 'Pionair.com.au' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 12, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-547.)