BAe 146-200QT TNT Airways
BAe 146 :
The BAe 146 is a medium-sized commercial aircraft which was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems).
Production ran from 1983 until 2002, switching to an improved version known as the Avro RJ in 1992.
A further-improved version, the Avro RJX – with new engines – was announced in 1997, but only three prototypes were built before production ceased in late 2001.
The aircraft has STOL capabilities and very quiet operation; it has been marketed under the name Whisperjet.
The freight-carrying version has the designation "QT" (Quiet Trader), while a convertible version is designated "QC". There is also a military 'STA' version.
TNT Airways :
After a period of testing of the prototype 146QT in november 1986, TNT ordered the entire production of QT's.
at first, Cologne was used as hub, but in 1988 a new hub was established at Liège.
The first 200QT planes entered service in 1989, followed by a series 300QT in 1991.
There were 8 planes in service in 1999.
In 1999, TNT announced it intended to establish it's own airline, TNT Airways, based at Liège, to operate it's fleet. The new TNT Airways operations began mid-februari 2000,
when the first BAe 146 was transformed. Additional aircraft were gradually transferred, at a rate of one every two weeks, until the last arrived in late may 2001.
TNT Airways started passenger flights with a Boeing 737-300 in 2004. The first Boeing 747-400F was deliverd at the end of 2006.
This is a Revell BAe 146-200QT 'TNT Airways' plastic scale model airplane (1/144) with DACO decals.
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