VH-NJV. British Aerospace 146-100. c/n E1002.

Was also registered as: G-SSHH; G-OPSA; N5828B; N801RW; G-BPNP;

N720BA; G-BSTA.

 

This aircraft was the second British Aerospace BAe146 prototype

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BIAE (CofR G-BIAER/1) - July 28, 1980

Registered to British Aerospace Aircraft Group, Hatfield, England

Reregistered as G-SSHH (CofR G-SSHH/R1) - May 29, 1981

Registered to British Aerospace Aircraft Division, Hatfield, England

Rolled off the British Aerospace production line at Hatfield Airport - January 01, 1982

Powered by four Textron Lycoming ALF502-R3 engines

First flown as 'G-SSHH' at Hatfield - January 25, 1982

Conducted five icing test flights behind the Boscombe Downs Canberra 'WV787' - January - February 1982

It was displayed at 1982 Farnborough Air Show in the Dan-Air London livery as 'G-SSHH' - September 1982

Based in Iceland and Greenland for icing tests - January - February 1983

Reregistered as G-OPSA (CofR G-OPSAR/1) - January 20, 1984

Registered to British Aerospace Aircraft Division, Hatfield, England

Refurbished at the BAe Chester facility for a pending sales tour of the United States - March 1984

Departed Hatfield to conduct a 16 day tour of the United States (Captain D. Gurney) - March 17, 1984

Loaned to Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) for 2 months based at San Diego - April - May 1984

Was used to convert 64 PSA pilots onto the type with the aircraft flying 623 hours and 1,391 cycles during training

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - September 28, 1984

It was allocated the registration 'G-5-146' for the ferry flight to the United States - October 09, 1984

Registered to British Aerospace

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N5828B - October 12, 1984

Registered to Pacific Southwest Airlines

Leased to Pacific Southwest Airlines as the registered operator - October 12, 1984

Returned to British Aerospace at the end of the lease - March 25, 1985

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-SSHH (CofR G-SSHH/R2) - March 25, 1985

Registered to British Aerospace Civil Aircraft Group, Hatfield, England

It was allocated the registration 'G-5-005' for the ferry flight to the United States - May 08, 1986

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 09, 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N801RW - June 1986

Leased to Royal West Airlines as the registered operator - June 09, 1986

Sold to Royal West Airlines - July 1986

The aircraft was repossessed by Jet Acceptance Corporation - May 28, 1987

Leased to Dan-Air London - August 29, 1987

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BPNP (CofR G-BPNP/R1) - September 02, 1987

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Civil Aviation Division, Hatfield, England

Returned to British Aerospace - November 10, 1987

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 30, 1987

Transferred to Jet Acceptance Corporation - December 03, 1987

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N720BA - December 03, 1987

Leased to American Airlines as the registered operator - December 04, 1987

Returned to Jet Acceptance Corporation at the end of the lease - February 16, 1988

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 07, 1988

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BPNP (CofR G-BPNP/R2) - March 08, 1988

Registered to British Aerospace Civil Aircraft Division, Hatfield, England

It was converted to BAe-146-100STA by Hayes International, Birmingham, Alabama - May 1988

This conversion involved the fitting of a freight door, roller floor in the rear cabin and 16 seats in the forward cabin

Reregistered as G-BSTA (CofR G-BSTA/R1) - July 12, 1988

Registered to British Aerospace PLC Airlines Division, Hatfield, England

First flown following the conversion to a 'Side Loading Tactical Airlifter' - August 02, 1988

Arrived Hatfield in a glossy camouflage livery - August 11, 1988

Delivered to Cranfield Air Services for preparation for the 1988 Farnborough Air Show - August 11, 1988

A dummy inflight refuelling probe and an air openable paratroop door were fitted

Repainted into a matt camouflage livery during the preparation

Departed on a 30,000 km tour of South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia - September 1988

Displayed at the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Air Show at Sydney (RAAF Richmond) - October 09, 1988

Embarked on a Middle East sales tour - January - February 1989

Departed Hatfield for a sales tour of Canada and the United States - May 06, 1989

It was displayed at the 1989 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport - June 1989

Flown to Algeria for a sales tour - January 1990

Flown to Langenlebarn Air Force Base, Austria for demonstration to the Austrian authorities - April 1990

It was displayed at the 2000 Farnborough Air Show - September 2000

Repainted by Field Aircraft Services in Austrian Government livery at East Midlands Airport - November 1990

Aircraft carried 'Republik Obsterreich' titles and registration marks 'OE-BRL'

The intended aircraft lease to the Austrian Government did not proceed

It was sold to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd, St Helier, Jersey - July 04, 1991

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd, St Helier, Jersey (CofR G-BSTA/R2) - July 04, 1991

Leased to Safair, South Africa - August 08, 1991

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - August 13, 1991

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-NCA - August 13, 1991

Returned to Trident Aviation Leasing Services at the end of the lease - January 31, 1993

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - ?

It was observed at Woodford as 'G-6-002' - May 10, 1995

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BSTA (CofR G-BSTA/R3) - May 24, 1995

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd, St Helier, Jersey

It was rolled out at Woodford in the Australian Air Express livery as 'G-BSTA' - July 18, 1995

Leased to National Jet Systems on behalf of Australian air Express - August 28, 1995

Departed Woodford on the ferry flight to Australia - August 29, 1995

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - September 04, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJV - September 05, 1995

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Registered to Trident Aviation Leasing Services (Jersey) Ltd - May 22, 2006

Registered to Bae Systems Management Services (Two) Ltd - October 20, 2009

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide as the registered operator

Registered to National Jet Express Pty Limited, Adelaide - October 22, 2009

The aircraft was repainted into the 'StarTrack / Qantas Freight' livery - June 2014

The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Adelaide (West Beach) - April 27, 2018

Test flown Adelaide (West Beach) - Adelaide (West Beach) as JTE5505 - May 25, 2018

The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Adelaide (West Beach) and stored

The aircraft was progressively dismantled at Adelaide (West Beach) - 2019

The fuselage was transported to the Sims Metal Recycling plant at Port Adelaide - May 06, 2019

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 05, 2019

 

 

G-SSHH. British Aerospace - in the blue 'house' livery at an unknown location, March 24, 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-262.)

G-SSHH. British Aerospace - in the blue 'house' livery at an unknown location, March 26, 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-461.)

G-SSHH. TABA - in the BAe blue 'house' livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, June 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-193.)

G-SSHH. TABA - in the BAe blue 'house' livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, June 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-462.)

G-SSHH. TABA - in the BAe blue 'house' livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, June 07, 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-702.)

G-OPSA. British Aerospace - in the revised 'house' livery at Hatfield Airport, September 1984.

(J. Woods Copyright Image 0414-664.)

G-SSHH. British Aerospace - in the revised 'house' livery at Hatfield Airport, August 1985.

(J. Woods Copyright Image 0414-674.)

N801RW. Royal West - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-194.)

N801RW. Royal West - in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, July 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-657.)

G-BPNP. Dan-Air London - in the basic Royal West livery at an unknown airport, September 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-195.)

G-BPNP. Dan-Air London - in the basic Royal West livery at an unknown airport, September 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-473.)

N720BA. American - in the basic Royal West livery at San Jose Airport, December 14, 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-263.)

N720BA. American - in the basic Royal West livery at an unknown airport, February 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-196.)

G-BSTA. British Aerospace - in the camouflage livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-197.)

ZS-NCA. Safair - in the standard livery at Lanseria Airport, September 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-198.)

G-BSTA. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 1995.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-291.)

VH-NJV. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-199.)

VH-NJV. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-673.)

VH-NJV. Cobham - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 09, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-465.)

VH-NJV. Cobham - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 09, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-466.)

VH-NJV. Cobham - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 09, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-467.)

VH-NJV. Cobham - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 18, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-468.)

VH-NJV. Cobham - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 02, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-463.)

VH-NJV. Cobham - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 02, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-464.)

VH-NJV. Cobham - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 28, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0414-735.)