The oldest BAe 146 in passenger service has been retired, and is due to be scrapped. Cobham Aviation Services‘s BAe 146-100 VH-NJX (msn E1003) flew her last service as NJS5593 from Barimunya to Perth on 6 September. On the following day, she was ferried to Adelaide as NJS5500 for parting […]
Australia’s National Jet Systems (NJS) is changing its name to Cobham Aviation Services, after its parent company, Cobham PLC. BAe 146-300 VH-NJL (msn E3213) was the first to wear the new titles. She was rolled out at Adelaide on 27 February. The name change becomes official from 1 March. Cobham […]
The Australian federal government has awarded SkyAirWorld the contract to operate the twice weekly passenger service from Perth to Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, replacing National Jet Systems (NJS). NJS had used Avro RJ70 VH-NJT (msn E1228) on the route, but its range required a fuel stop at […]
Australia’s National Jet Systems (NJS) has bought two BAe 146s from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft. The airline had been leasing the two aircraft, series 200s VH-YAD (msn E2097) and VH-YAE (msn E2107). Both had originally been built for WestAir, and then passed through several other operators before arriving in Australia […]
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has announced several lease extensions for BAe 146s and Avro RJs in its portfolio. In the largest transaction, Sweden’s Malmö Aviation has signed long-term lease extensions on their entire fleet of nine Avro RJ100s (SE-DSO msn E3221, SE-DSP msn E3242, SE-DSR msn E3244, SE-DSS msn E3245, […]
Labor trouble at Australian airline National Jet Systems (NJS) is threatening to disrupt operations of its 11-strong BAe 146 fleet. The long-running dispute between the company and their pilots covers a range of issues, including compensation, work rules, and union representation.
National Jet Systems (NJS) has signed an extension to its contact to transport personnel from Perth to Barrow Island on behalf of Bristow Helicopters. The contract calls for NJS to use a BAe 146-300 on the service, replacing the smaller series 200 used so far.
Australia’s National Jet Systems (NJS) has extended the leases on four BAe 146s. The company is using the aircraft on support contracts to the mining and resource industry in Western Australia. NJS currently operates fourteen BAe 146s and one Avro RJ70. The aircraft whose leases were extended are series 100 […]
QantasLink operated its last BAe 146 service on 31 October. The airline once flew a large fleet of BAe 146s, but has been gradually replacing them with Boeing 717s. The 146s had been operated by National Jet Systems (NJS) on QantasLink’s behalf. NJS retains a sizeable BAe 146 fleet for […]
National Jet Systems has begun to receive the Boeing 717s that are to replace its BAe 146s on QantasLink services. The 717s are being transferred from Qantas’ low-cost subsidiary, JetStar. The 717s will gradually replace the 146s, with the last of the latter scheduled to leave the QantasLink fleet in […]