Flight West Airlines is upgrading services to the Australian Outback, following the purchase of three Jetstream 32EP from British Aerospace Asset Management - Turboprops.

The three 19-seat aircraft were delivered to the Australian airline in Brisbane after making a three day flight from Camarillo, California, via Honolulu, Pago Pago in American Samoa and Noumea in New Caledonia.

Flight West acquired the Jetstreams to replace five nine-seat Raytheon Beech King Airs on 19 routes serving the vast Australian state of Queensland.

The Jetstreams have been upgraded to maximise passenger and freight uplift in hot and high conditions.

In addition to having more than double the seat capacity of the King Airs, the Jetstreams have a stand-up cabin.

Source: Flight Daily News