Jota Aviation to operate a BAe 146

Jota Aviation BAe 146-200 G-JOTA

BAe 146-200 G-JOTA at Stansted on the day after her delivery to Jota Aviation (David Oates)

Jota Aviation, a charter airline based at London Southend, has taken delivery of BAe 146-200 G-JOTA (msn E2047). Jota was established in 2009, initially to serve the motorsport industry, and then expanded into specialist air charters, offering 24-hour a day response with a fleet of Beechcraft King Airs. The 146, configured with 95 seats, will allow it to serve a wider variety of customers, such as inclusive tour companies, music and sports groups. The 146’s ability to operate at London City will also allow it to fly sub-charters for airlines operating there. E2047 had last been operated by Flightline, until that airline ceased flying in December 2008, and had been parked at Southend since, registered to Calder Ltd of Guernsey. In February 2013 she was registered as N880PA to Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee, and after post-storage maintenance was flown to Manston on 20 February for further work. She remained at Manston for most of that year, at times being used as an engine test rig, except for flying a round trip to Malaga on 27-28 July. She was registered as G-JOTA on 4 August, and rolled out in Jota Aviation colors on 13 August. She flew a C of A check flight on 29 August, then proceeded to Southend on delivery to Jota.

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