VH-YAD. British Aerospace 146-200A. c/n E2097.

 

This aircraft was built at Hatfield for Jet Acceptance (USA) for Westair Commuter Airlines of California

Powered by Textron Lycoming ALF502-R5 engines

First flown as a BAe-146-200A G-5-097 - February 18, 1988

Rolled out in the United Express livery - March 02, 1988

Ferried Hatfield - Cambridge - April 11, 1988

Accepted by Jet Acceptance Corporation at Hatfield - April 14, 1988

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N293UE - April 14, 1988

Registered to Jet Acceptance Corporation

Leased to Westair Commuter as the registered operator

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to the United States - April 15, 1988

Sold to I.T.C. Leasing Corporation - August 03, 1988

The lease to Westair Commuter was continued

Westair Commuter Airlines ceased operations - September 09, 1991

Returned to I.T.C. Leasing Corporation

Leased to Air Nova, Canada - November 01, 1991

Entered service with Air Nova - November 03, 1991

Operated last Air Nova revenue service - January 02, 1992

Returned to British Aircraft Systems via Jet Acceptance Corporation - January 04, 1992

Ferried Hamilton - Hagerstown for storage - January 04, 1992

Leased to Air B.C. (British Colombia) - February 01, 1992

Returned to British Aircraft Systems - April 1992

Reregistered as N461EA - September 11, 1992

Leased to Empire Airlines - Royal American - September 11, 1992

Withdrawn from service and stored - June 1994

Returned to British Asset Management Corporation (BAe Aircraft Systems Company) - June 1994

Sub-leased to Air Wisconsin and operated for United Express - December 29, 1994

Observed at Chicago O'Hare Airport in the new United Express livery - January 15, 1995

Reregistered as N293UE - April 1995

Registered to First Security Bank of Utah

Returned to British Asset Management - September 1996

Arrived Cambridge on completion of the ferry flight from the United States - September 08, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YAD - October 30, 1996

Registered to Aerospace Management Jet

Leased to National Jet Systems Ltd as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Southern Australian Airlines Pty Ltd

Ferried Cambridge - Southend for painting in the Qantas livery - October 31, 1996

Rolled out at Southend in the standard Qantas livery with Southern titles - November 11, 1996

Departed Cambridge on the ferry flight to Australia as N293UE - December 15, 1996

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - December 19, 1996

The aircraft was named 'City of Hobart'

Operated first revenue service Launceston - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF994 - December 21, 1996

Sub-leased to Australian Airlink - July 04, 1998

Operated first Airlink service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra as QF878 - July 4, 1998

Operated last Airlink service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF901 - August 28, 1998

Returned to Southern Australia / National Jet - August 28, 1998

Returned to BAe Systems Management Inc - August 28, 1998

Stored at Adelaide (West Beach) Airport

Leased to Southern Australia / National Jet - November 11, 1998

Sub-leased to Airlink - May 27, 2001

In service with Airlink Adelaide (West Beach) - Canberra as QF1888 - May 27, 2001

Operated last Airlink service Canberra - Adelaide (West Beach) as QF1863 - July 07, 2001

Returned to Southern Australia / National Jet - July 08, 2001

In service with Southern Australia Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra as QF1906 - August 08, 2001

Operated final QantasLink service Mount Keith - Perth as QF1977 - October 31, 2003

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) for maintenance as QF6200 - October 31, 2003

Observed at Adelaide (West Beach) in all-white livery for storage - November 2003

Registered to National Jet Systems Ltd - July 30, 2004

Observed Sydney in all-white livery with National Jet titles and tail logo - October 05, 2004

Sold to National Jet Systems Ltd - January 02, 2009

Registered to Jet Acceptance Corporation - January 16, 2009

National Jet Systems was renamed Cobham Aviation Services Australia - March 01, 2009

Withdrawn from use and stored at Adelaide (West Beach) - March 16, 2009

Observed at Adelaide (West Beach) with Cobham titles - March 17, 2009

Registered to National Jet Express Pty Ltd - November 06, 2009

Withdrawn from use and stored at Adelaide (West Beach) - November 2009

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth from storage as NC5500 - November 18, 2009

Returned to service in Perth - November 2009

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Adelaide (West Beach) - May 2011

Observed stored at Adelaide with Cobham titles and without engines - December 24, 2011

Observed stored intact at Adelaide (West Beach) without engines - August 29, 2012

Cancelled from the Australia n Aircraft Register - July 28, 2013

The aircraft had flown 39,047.81 hours with 37,306 cycles

Scrapped on-site at Adelaide (West Beach) - November 02, 2013

 

N461EA. Empire - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1993.

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

VH-YAD. Southern - 'City of Hobart' in the standard Qantas livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-084.)

VH-YAD. Southern - 'City of Hobart' in the standard Qantas livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1998.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0414-044.)

VH-YAD. AirLink - in the basic Qantas livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2001.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0414-098.)

VH-YAD. National Jet - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 31, 2005.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0414-237.)

VH-YAD. National Jet - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, February 10, 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-281.)