G-OBWO

BAe ATP – c/n 2060

With BWA from Jun 1998 to Dec 2001

Again, as with the other ATPs in British World’s fleet, G-OBWO would invariably spend the first half of her service life away on short term leases while the latter half would be spent performing charters and oil route flights. It would seem however that this aircraft’s arrival was met with a rather short period of frenetic activity. Arriving at SEN on June 26th 1998 in a plain white livery, she was almost immediately sent off on lease with Jersey European who put her to work on their Channel Island routes. Finally in September she returned to Southend where she had her BWA livery applied and rested up during November and December, although she likely flew on and off during this time. By the second week of February 1999, she was off on lease again, this time to Binter Mediterraneo with whom she remained until the second week of March. Once again, Jersey European took her up for another season of Channel Island flights from the end of March 1999 and would operate on and off for this airline until the autumn.

In between these leases, Whiskey Oscar would turn up at British World’s usual haunts of Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin, returning to SEN in September for some well earned maintenance. Her final lease came the following February when she left for regular lessee Citijet who ended up operating her for 6 weeks on behalf of Crossair on routes in Central Europe. From this point on, this aircraft returned to the usual mixture of charters, scheduled flights (primarily from Birmingham and Manchester) while Aberdeen would also more increasingly receive visits after the removal of British World’s two ATPs. Indeed, it was at Aberdeen that Whiskey Oscar would find her BWA service life coming to an abrupt end with the collapse of the airline in December 2001 and she would sit there until the following February when she made her way to Västerås to begin the next chapter of her life with West Air.

 

History of G-OBWO

3/93 to 6/98

British Aerospace as G-11-060

6/98 to 12/01

British World Airlines

4/02 to Pres

West Air Sweden/Luxembourg as SE-LPU/LX-WAM

 

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