Three British Aerospace BAe 146-300QTs will soon invade U.S. airspace and enter service with Alaska-based Everts Air Cargo.
The three 1991-vintage freighters previously flew with the U.K.-based Jota Aviation and were registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Arctic One LLC — an affiliate of Everts Investments — in September, with units E3182 and E3186 appearing in the registry Sept. 14 and unit E3168 on Sept. 22.
Units E3182 and E3186 were deregistered from the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority on Sept. 5 and unit E3168 soon followed on Sept. 21, according to the U.K. register. All three aircraft were previously owned by Jota Aircraft Leasing and are currently still in storage at Cranfield Airport.
Aside from the three BAe 146-300QTs, Everts Air Cargo’s fleet includes one MD-82SF and five MD-83SFs, along with a DC-9F that has not flown since June.
Everts Air Cargo could not be immediately reached for comment.
Jota Aviation began providing ad-hoc and ACMI passenger and freight charters for professional sports teams in 2009 with its fleet of BAe 146s and Avro RJs until operations ceased in April 2022, as the London-based carrier could not overcome the economic impact of the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union and the pandemic, according to reports.
BAe 146-300QTs are few and far between but are still prevalent in Australia, where Cobham Aviation and Pionair operate a handful for Qantas.
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