The three series of Bae 146 aircraft that Air UK used are depicted in these latest pictures.
G UKPC Bae 146-100 London Heathrow May 1980
Second colour scheme, with Air UK 1989 – 1994. Air UK used the 100 series on a new route to Florence which at the time had a restricted runway. This aircraft flew with a variety of airlines ending with JEA as G JEAO, the fuselage is preserved at The De Havilland Heritage Museum, London Colney. Photo Richard Vandervord.
G UKJF Bae 146-100 London Heathrow February 1998
On short finals at Heathrow. JF wearing the final colour scheme, in service 1989 – 1998. Delivered new to TABA 1983, then operated by Royal West Airlines, Sunworld Intl Airlines and Air Nova, sold to WDL Germany in 1998. Photo Fergal Goodman.
G UKRH Bae 146-200 London Gatwick September 1991
In the second colour scheme landing at Gatwick, originally delivered to Presidential Airways 1987, also with British Airways, Delta Air Transport, Eurowings, Freedom Air SA, and lastly with Air Libya in 2014. Photo Richard Vandervord.
G BNND Bae 146-200 London Heathrow January 1989
Awaiting push at Heathrow for a return to Guernsey, still smiling wearing its hybrid Pacific Southwest/Air UK colour scheme, used by Air UK for three months from December 1988. Photo Richard Vandervord.
G UKHP Bae 146-300 London Gatwick July 1989
With Air UK from 1988, wearing the much liked second colour scheme, I remember being told that the PR company thought this colour scheme to frivolous and we should be more business-like, by 1993 the 146 fleet started to appear in the final colour scheme depicted below, HP later flew in Buzz colours and Air France colours. Photo Richard Vandervord.
G BTTP Bae 146-300 London City July 1999
Final colour scheme, served Air UK from 1994 and later with Buzz. Photo Richard Vandervord.