VH-SFW. BAe 146-200QC. c/n E2105.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by TNT (Thomas Nationwide Transport) - June 23, 1987

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

Entered into the British Aircraft Register as G-BOMI - April 22, 1988

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Civil Aircraft Division, Hatfield

Rolled out at Hatfield - April 1988

Allocated the test registration 'G-5-105'

First flown at Hatfield - May 10, 1988

Departed Hatfield on the ferry flight to Hayes International, Dothan, U.S.A. for freighter conversion - May 21, 1988

Delivered to British Aerospace PLC following the freighter conversion (Quiet Trader) - November 10, 1988

Cancelled from the United Kingdom Aircraft Register - November 14, 1988

Accepted by TNT at Hatfield - November 1988

TNT aircraft were leased to other operators by AWAS (Ansett Worldwide Aviation Service)

Entered onto the Hungarian Aircraft Register as HA-TAB - November 1988

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

Leased to Malev Express Hungarian Airlines as the registered operator

Malev Express operated European freight services for TNT

Arrived Budapest on delivery to Malev Express - November 18, 1988

Flight crew: Captain V. Nightingale (Instructor); Captains L. Csernus, K. Zoltan

Observed in service Budapest - Cologne - November 22, 1988

Observed at Luton in the TNT livery with 'Malev' titles only under the TNT logo - October 1993

Returned to AWAS on termination of the lease - September 30, 1993

Cancelled from the Hungarian Aircraft Register - October 1993

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-TNTP - October 01, 1993

Registered to TNT Express Worldwide (UK), Windsor

Leased to Air Foyle as the registered operator

Air Foyle operated European freight services for TNT Airways

Returned to AWAS on termination of the lease - October 1994

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 13, 1994

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-719 - October 13, 1993

Registered to TNT Express Worldwide (UK), Windsor

Leased to Pan-Air Lineas Aereas, Spain as the registered operator

Pan-Air operated European freight services for TNT Airways

Observed at Cologne operating for Pan-Air - October 17, 1994

Aircraft had flown 7,306 hours - December 31, 1994

The aircraft was reregistered as EC-FZE - January 05, 1995

Registered to TNT Express, Belgium - March 31, 1998

The titles 'Sure we Can' were added to the aircraft - August 1998

The aircraft was rolled out at Southend in a revised TNT livery - August 16, 2004

Returned to service Southend - Paris (Charles de Gaulle) as TAY353F - August 16, 2004

Aircraft was transferred to ASL Airline Spain when Pan-Air was renamed - May 24, 2016

Aircraft continued to operate TNT Express European Network freight service and ad-hoc charters

Withdrawn from service and returned to the lessor - July 2016

Cancelled from the Spanish Aircraft Register - August 2016

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SFW - August 02, 2016

Registered to Vanguard Investmens Pty Ltd, Sydney

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

Registered to Montrose Asia Pacific Leasing Pty Ltd, Melbourne - December 01, 2016

Leased to Pionair Australia Pty Ltd, Cndell Park, N.S.W. as the registered operator

Departed Spain on the ferry flight to Australia - November 18, 2016

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight - November 24, 2016

Ferry route: Bari - Brindisi - Hurghada - Bateen - Ahmedabad - Subang - Denpasar - Darwin -

Cairns - Brisbane - Sydney

Test flown at Sydney (Bankstown) in the basic TNT livery without titles - January 08, 2017

Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Adelaide as VOZ9566 - January 08, 2017

Pionair Australia operates freight service on behalf of TNT for Virgin Australia Airlines

Operated first revenue service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9570 - January 09, 2017

Current with Pionair Australia

 

HA-TAB. TNT Malev - in the basic TNT livery with additional 'European Overnight Express' titles at an unknown airport, April 1989.

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HA-TAB. TNT Malev - in the basic TNT livery with additional 'European Overnight Express' titles at Basel Airport, October 1989.

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VH-SFW. Pionair Australia - in the basic TNT livery with additional 'Sure we can' titles at Adelaide Airport, January 08, 2017.

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VH-SFW. Pionair Australia - in the basic TNT livery with additional 'Sure we can' titles at Adelaide Airport, January 11, 2017.

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VH-SFW. Pionair Australia - in the basic TNT livery with additional 'Sure we can' titles at Adelaide Airport, February 18, 2017.

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VH-SFW. Pionair Australia - in the basic TNT livery with additional 'Sure we can' titles at Adelaide Airport, April 02, 2017.

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