Australia’s Pionair placed BAe 146-200QT VH-SFW (msn E2105) in service for Virgin Australia Cargo on 9 January. She had arrived at Pionair’s base at Sydney Bankstown on 24 November. After maintenance, she flew a flight test on 8 January, then positioned to Adelaide. Her first service was VA9570 to Melbourne. She is still wearing TNT colors, without any titles. She joins 146QT VH-SFV (msn E2086), replacing 146QC VH-SIF (msn E2119). VH-SIF positioned from Melbourne to Bankstown on 6 January; she will become a back-up aircraft.
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