Australia’s Cobham Aviation Services has exercised its options to buy two BAe 146s that it has been leasing from BAE Systems. The two 146s are series 100 VH-NJR (msn E1152) and series 300 VH-NJN (msn E3217). Both have been in Australia for almost two decades, VH-NJR having first been leased by National Jet Systems (as Cobham was then known) in 1992, and VH-NJR in 1994. Both were operated on behalf of QantasLink for many years; they are now operated on mining industry ‘fly in fly out’ (FIFO) flights.
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