Pionair BAe 146QC returns to service

Pionair BAe 146-200QC VH-SIF (msn E2119) returned to service following major maintenance. She was positioned from Bankstown to Adelaide on 18 February, and resumed flying for Virgin Australia on 20 February, operating VA9570 to Melbourne. Pionair recently added a second 146QC, VH-SAF (msn E2148), and a third 146-200QT, VH-SOF (msn […]

Pionair adds second BAe 146QC

Yet another BAe 146 has made its way to Australia, this one a QC convertible freighter variant. Pionair had actually acquired the former Titan Airways 146-200QC G-ZAPK (msn E2148) in November 2013, for its planned Skyforce operation. She had been flown to Bucuresti’s Baneasa Airport pending a C check. As Skyforce struggled […]

Pionair BAe 146QC VH-SAZ

First BAe 146 C3 delivered to the RAF

The Royal Air Force has taken delivery of its first BAe 146 C3, ZE707 (msn E2188 ex OO-TAZ). Together with sistership ZE708 (msn E2211 ex OO-TAY), she was modified to RAF standards by Hawker Aviation at Hawarden Airport outside Chester, under sub-contract from BAE Systems. An important part of the […]

RAF BAe 146 C3 ZE707