VH-SIF. BAe 146-200QC. c/n E2119.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by Presidential Airways Inc, Washington, DC

The order was cancelled when Presidential Airways ceased operations due to bankruptcy

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BPBT - September 27, 1988

Registered to British Aerospace Ltd

First flown as G-BPNT - January 06, 1989

Powered by Lycoming ALF502R-5 engines

Used by British Aerospace as a demonstrator

Converted from series 200 to 200QC standard at Hatfield - May 1989 to October 1989

Leased by Ansett Australia for sub-lease to Ansett New Zealand for 6 months

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - October 09, 1989

Flight crew: Captain T. Mollard (Ansett NZ), G. Bridges (BAe Chief Production Test Pilot), J. Hunter (NZCAA),

Flight Engineer G. Fergusson (BAe)

Was delivered and operated in the BAe house livery with Ansett New Zealand titles on the nose

Entered Ansett New Zealand passenger service - October 16, 1989

Aircraft was utilised as a freighter at night

Ferried to Norfolk Island for purchase by Ansett New Zealand - January 24, 1990

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - January 24, 1990

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZC - January 25, 1990

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z.

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for repainting into the Ansett New Zealand livery - April 18, 1990

Aircraft was named 'City of Manukau'

Operated final Ansett New Zealand revenue service Wellington - Christchurch as AN789 - July 11, 1999

Withdrawn from use and prepared for sale to Business City Direct, Dublin, Eire t/a City Jet

Proposed sale did not eventuate and the aircraft remained stored at Christchurch

Aircraft had flown approximately 26,500 hours

Sold to Hagondale Ltd, Stansted, U.K. t/a Titan Airways - September 1999

Flew acceptance flight at Christchurch - September 18, 1999

Ferried Christchurch - Hobart - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as ZK-NZC - September 20, 1999

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-ZAPN - September 20, 1999

Registered to Titan Airways Ltd, Stansted

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - September 21, 1999

Ferried Melbourne - Darwin - Zamboanga (Philippines) - September 21, 1999

Arrived Stansted on completion of the ferry flight - September 28, 1999

Ferried Stansted - Exeter for maintenance and modifications by JEA Engineering - September 29, 1999

Entered service with Titan Airways flying adhoc charters for various airlines

Operated services for Augsburg Airways - March 2000

Operated services for Cityflyer Express Ltd - August 03, 2002 to December 2002

Damaged when struck by airstairs during high winds at Manchester Airport - December 15, 2002

Repaired and returned to service - January 13, 2003

Aircraft had flown 34,104 hours - December 31, 2006

Registered to Pionair Australia Pty Ltd, Bankstown - March 28, 2013

Departed Stansted in the standard Titan livery on the ferry flight to Australia - April 04, 2013

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight - April 09, 2013

Ferry route: Stansted - Istanbul - Sharm El Sheik - Muscat - Hambantota - Medan - Denpasar -

Darwin - Alice Springs - Sydney

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 22, 2013

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SIF - May 28, 2013

Registered to Pionair Australia Pty Ltd, Condell Park, N.S.W.

Registered to Westpac Banking Corporation, Concord, Sydney - July 29, 2013

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

Test flown Sydney (Bankstown) - Tamworth - Sydney (Bankstown) July 06, 2016

Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - July 08, 2016

Flown Melbourne (Tulamarine) - Sydney (Bankstown) - Brisbane - Townsville - July 09, 2016

The aircraft then became unservisable at Townsville

Ferried Townsville - Cairns for maintenance - July 11, 2016

Current with Pionair

 

G-BPBT. Ansett New Zealand - in the British Aerospace house livery at Christchurch Airport, October 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-206.)

ZK-NZC. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Manukau' in the 'Starmark' livery at Auckland Airport, April 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-141.)

ZK-NZC. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Manukau' in the 'Starmark' livery at Wellington Airport, April 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-207.)

G-ZPAN. Titan - in the standard livery at Berlin Templehof Airport, May 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-144.)

G-ZPAN. Titan - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-309.)

G-ZPAN. Titan - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-208.)

VH-SIF. Pionair Australia - in the non-standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 20, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-338.)

VH-SIF. Pionair Australia - in the non-standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 13, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-339.)

VH-SIF. Pionair Australia - in the non-standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 16, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-340.)

VH-SIF. Pionair Australia - in the non-standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 16, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-341.)

VH-SIF. Pionair Australia - in the non-standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 16, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-342.)