BAe 146-100 donated to de Havilland Aviation Museum

BAe 146 G-JEAO's fuselage

BAe 146 G-JEAO’s fuselage arrives at Colney (de Havilland Aviation Museum)

Ansett Aircraft Spares & Services donated BAe 146-100 G-JEAO (msn E1010) to the de Havilland Aviation Museum at London Colney. The museum already has in its collection several examples of airlines produced by de Havilland and its successors, Hawker Siddeley and British Aerospace, including the fuselage of a DH.106 Comet and of an HS-121 Trident. The BAe 146 was the last of this lineage. E1010 was built at Hatfield in 1983 and delivered to Brazil’s TABA late that year. She subsequently flew for Royal West Airlines in the USA, and for Air Nova and AirBC in Canada before returning to the UK in 1989. She has since flown for Air UK and Jersey European. She was finally flown into storage at Filton in January 2003. The fuselage was delivered to the Museum by road on 27 July, and the wings and tail will follow. With the support of Ansett Aircraft Spares & Service the museum plans to return E1010 to a high static standard for exhibit.

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