Pionair buys BAe 146s from WDL

Australia’s Pionair, which recently bought three BAe 146-300QTs freighters from WDL Aviation, has also bought two 146-200 passenger aircraft from the German airline. The first of these, D-AZFR (msn E2108), left Köln on delivery on 8 November, still wearing the basic livery of previous operator Cello Aviation but without WDL’s titles and […]

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 BAe 146QC VH-SAZ

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 […]