End of the BAe Era

Posted: Wednesday 13th November 2013

On a very wet and windy Monday afternoon a large part of Titan history flew out of Stansted for the very last time as we waved off our final remaining BAe aircraft - G-ZAPK.

On 11th November G-ZAPK was handed over to its new owner Skyforce of Australia after completing 17 Years, 6 Months and 17 Days service with Titan Airways.

Not only was G-ZAPK the longest serving aircraft in the fleet it was also the first jet aircraft operated by Titan.

During its long career with us, together with the four subsequently acquired BAe 146s, G-ZAPK enjoyed a varied role, from carrying VIP passengers, including members of the British Royal Family, to transporting the Royal Mail. 

Over the years, the 146QC contracts have been great for us with their dual passenger/freight role but their work has been steadily taken over by our larger more fuel efficient Boeing 737QCs.

The departure of the BAe aircraft leaves room for the introduction of newer more modern and economical aircraft types to the Titan fleet - a process which has already begun with an initial Airbus A320 having joined us in May.