Network Aviation retires Embraer 120 Brasilia aircraft

VH-NHC Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120152) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport - Thu 17 July 2014. Landing on runway 03 at 16:23, arriving from East Juardi mine. Network Aviation will be retiring its Brasilia fleet this year. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHC Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120152) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Thu 17 July 2014.
Landing on runway 03 at 16:23, arriving from East Juardi mine.
Photo © David Eyre

1 August 2014 – Copyright David Eyre

Network Aviation retired the last of its Embraer 120 Brasilia aircraft on 31 July 2014.

VH-NHY flew its final revenue service from Leonora to Perth, followed by VH-NHC returning from Degrussa.

Their first Brasilia, VH-NIF (later registered VH-NHY)  entered service with Network in early 2000. Their fleet reached a maximum of seven Brasilias.

Reg when in service MSN First flight Ex registrations Date and registration when delivered to Perth Date registered to Network Aviation Last service Fate
VH-NHA 120269 Dec 1991 PT-SUP, N209SW SkyWest (USA). 2 Jan 2005 as N209SW 11 Jan 2005 28 July 2014Mount Magnet-Perth Stored at Perth
VH-NHC (prev op as VH-TLZ) 120152 Oct 1989 PT-SPR, N152CA Comair, VH-TLZ Flight West. 22 Jul 2003 as VH-TLZ Jun 2003 (leased);5 Apr 2006 as VH-NHC (leased).8 Oct 2010 (registered to Network). 31 July 2014Degrussa-Perth**Last Brasilia service for Network Stored at Perth
VH-NHY (prev op as VH-NIF) 120054 11 Nov 1987 PT-SJX, N274UE Westair Commuter / United Express, VH-FNQ Flight West, VH-NIF, 10 Feb 2000 as VH-NIF 17 Jan 2000 as VH-NIF;19 Aug 2011 as VH-NHY. 31 July 2014Leonora-Perth Stored at Perth
VH-NHZ 120034 18 Dec 1986 PT-SJD, N186SW SkyWest (USA). 18 Feb 2006 as N186SW 8 Mar 2006 8 July 2013Paraburdoo-Perth Stored at Perth. Being stripped of spares in Network Aviation hangar.
VH-TFX 120079 1 May 1988 PT-SKW, N277UE Westair Commuter / United Express, VH-XFH Flight West, DQ-MUM Air Fiji, VH-RPA Regional Pacific. 20 Mar 2011 as VH-RPA 11 Nov 2010 as VH-RPA (leased);18 Apr 2011 as VH-TFX. 30 Jan 2014Laverton – Perth 2 June 2014: Flown Perth – Leinster – Darwin. Sold to Airnorth and reregistered VH-ANQ.
VH-TWF 120186 May 1990 PT-SQY, N197SW SkyWest (USA). 28 Mar 2006 as VH-TWF 27 Feb 2006 Late 2013 3 Feb 2014: Test flight from Perth.

2 June 2014: Flown Perth to Alice Springs.Stored at Alice Springs.

11 Aug 2014: Flown Alice Springs-Darwin.

15 August 2014: Flown Darwin-Denpasar (Bali).

VH-TWZ 120266 Oct 1991 PT-SUM, N207SW SkyWest (USA). 7 Jan 2005 as N207SW 1 Feb 2005 Late 2013 11 June 2014: Flown Perth to Adelaide.Stored at Adelaide.

 

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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