Remarks: This 1985 Metro has an interesting history. Originally N614AV with Air Virginia; became Nashville Eagle. Then to Flagship Airlines, then Wings West. In 1987 operated for American Eagle. At some stage reacquired by Fairchild & converted to prototype Fairchild Multi Mission Surveillance Aircraft, carrying a phased-array radar in a long pod under the fuselage. Returned to standard configuration & exported to Australia, becoming VH-SSZ 29 September 1994. VH-EES since Jul 2001. Now awaiting disposal.
Remarks: This 1985-production Metro was delivered to Wings West as N26838 in April 1986. In 1988 it was re-registered as N350AE, and in 1993 was placed in storage. Sold in Australia, it was re-registered VH-SSV to Newcastle Aviation on 27 September 1993. From the following year it was operated by Pel-Air Express, with a brief lease to Qwestair. In 2000 it was briefly re-registered VH-EER before returning to VH-SSV. In July 2001 it was re-registered again as VH-EEJ. Seen here awaiting disposal.
Remarks: This 1989 freighter version of the Brasilia was test flown by manufacturer Embraer under the registration PT-SNJ. On 15 February that year it was delivered to US operator Comair as N1117H. In April 1998 it changed hands to Skywest Airlines (USA). In April 2005 it came to Australia for Pel-Air, being registered VH-EEB(2) on 29 April that year. Seen here retired and awaiting disposal.