VH-NJC. British Aerospace 146-100A. c/n E1013.

Was also registered as: N146AP; G-6-013.

 

This aircraft rolled off the BAe production line at Hatfield - 1984

Powered by four Textron Lycoming ALF502-R3 engines

First flown at Hatfield as 'G-6-013' - February 21, 1984

Accepted by Air Pac Airlines at Hatfield - March 03, 1984

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N146AP - ?

Repossessed by British Aerospace and stored at Oklahoma City - May 16, 1986

Leased to Presidential Airways (USA) - August 01, 1986

Returned to British Aerospace - September 1986

Leased to Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) - December 15, 1986

PSA merged with US Air - April 09, 1988

Returned to British Aerospace - April 20, 1988

Leased to Westair Commuter Airlines (United Express feeder airline) - April 22, 1988

Withdrawn from service and stored - May 1988

Sub-leased to Aspen Airways (United Express feeder airline) - 1988

Returned to British Aerospace - April 15, 1990

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 20, 1990

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as 'G-6-013' - June 21, 1990

Leased to National Jet Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd - June 23, 1990

Departed Norwich on the ferry flight to Australia - June 23, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJC - June 24, 1990

Registered to Sherrard Aviation Pty Ltd

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

It arrived at Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - June 27, 1990

Entered service with National Jet - July 01, 1990

It was operated by National Jet Systems for Australian Airlink - August 02, 1991

Operated its first Australian Airlink revenue service Brisbane - Mackay as TN218 - August 02, 1991

The aircraft was named 'City of Cairns'

Repainted into the 'experimental' Qantas livery dubbed the 'milk-bottle' livery - August 1993

Australian Airlink was acquired by Qantas Airways - October 1993

Sub-leased to Southern Australia Airlines - July 03, 1999

Operated its first Southern Australia revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - July 03, 1999

Operated its last Southern Australia revenue service Launceston - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF974 - August 28, 1999

Returned to Qantas Airlink - August 28, 1999

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) at the end of the Qantas Airlink sub-lease - February 09, 2002

Entered service with National Jet operating the Adelaide (West Beach) - Moomba service - February 11, 2002

Returned to QantasLink service on Perth - Newman route as QF1808 - May 19, 2002

It was observed at Perth in all-white livery with National Jet titles and tail logo - December 22, 2002

It was observed at Perth in all-white livery with National Jet titles and tail logo - November 11, 2003

PIt was paced into short term storage at Perth - December 2003

It was observed at Perth in the standard National Jet livery - May 16, 2004

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd - September 27, 2005

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth in all-white livery with National Jet tail logo - March 11, 2007

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

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide - November 02, 2009

Leased to National Jet Express Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated its final revenue service Perth - Granny Smith - Perth as JTE950 / 959 - January 06, 2016

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) as JTE5500 - January 10, 2016

Withdrawn from service and prepared for scrapping at Adelaide

Remains were removed on a low loader from Adelaide to a local scrap yard - December 22, 2016

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 11, 2017

 

 

VH-NJC. National Jet Systems - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-675.)

VH-NJC. National Jet Systems - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, November 1990.

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VH-NJC. National Jet Systems - in the all-white livery with revised titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, date unknown.

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VH-NJC. Australian Airlink - in the experimental Qantas 'milk bottle' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 22, 1993.

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VH-NJC. Australian Airlink - in the experimental Qantas 'milk bottle' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 22, 1993.

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VH-NJC. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 2002.

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VH-NJC. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 13, 2002.

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VH-NJC. National Jet - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 02, 2008.

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VH-NJC. National Jet - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 09, 2008.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at Perth Airport, October 23, 2013.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at Perth Airport, February 18, 2014.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at West Beach Airport, June 01, 2014.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at West Beach Airport, June 01, 2014.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the National Jet livery at West Beach Airport, January 23, 2016.

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VH-NJC. Cobham - in the basic National Jet livery at West Beach Airport, November 30, 2016.

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