Paul Barkley, after selling off PSA's smallest aircraft, belately realized that PSA needed a new smaller aircraft. He fell in love with the BAe-146, due to its planned economics and low acquisition cost. In addition, PSA could obtain the aircraft quickly as delivery slots were open from failed competitor Pacific Express.

Generally disliked by the employees, management christened the 146 the "Smiliner" and put them into service with much fanfare. Issues quickly arose with the aircraft, from the cramped 6-abreast cabin with little headroom, to the loud flaps and oil being sucked into the cabin. PSA was forced to reduce the seating to 5-abreast, making it much more comfortable for passengers.

The final fleet consisted of 24 airframes. After the USAir purchase, several aircraft were deemed redundant and sold off before the actual merger occurred. USAir continued to fly the fleet on the west coast until May 1991, when they were grounded in Mojave, CA. The fleet sat intact until 1996 when airframes started to fly out, primarily back to the UK and Europe.

A doctor once complained about the inability to hit the toilet bowl standing up inside the BAe's restrooms, prompting Judy James (director of communications) to construct a height-testing station aboard the aircraft (like Disneyland has.) If you were under 5' 5", you could use the bathroom.

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Flt #RegistrationTypeMSNLNHistory
300N5828BBae 146-100E1002Bae G-OPSA 01/20/1984
LT PSA 10/12/84-3/17/85, crew training
Royal West N801RW 06/01/1986 - 05/01/1987
LT Dan Air London G-BPNP 8/87-11/87
LT American N720BA 12/87-2/88
LT SafAir ZS-NCA 8/9-8/95
National Jet Systems VH-NJV 8/95- 08/01/1995
302N246SSBae 146-100AE1003British Caribbean AW N246SS 03/01/1986 - 10/01/1986
LT PSA 11/13/86-9/19/87, SFO spare
LT Aspen 12/01/1987 - 05/01/1990
LT Air Wisconsin 4/91-2/98
CityJet EI-CPY 7/98-10/99, LT KLM UK 10/98-5/99
Jersey European 10/99-10/00, Natl Jet Systems VH-NJX 8/01
LT Air Niguni 3-6/04, WFU ADL 6/05, WFU PER 12/09
303N146APBae 146-100AE1013Air Pac 03/01/1984 - 05/01/1986
Presidential 08/01/1986 - 09/01/1986
LT PSA, USAir 12/15/1986 - 04/21/1988
LT WestAir 04/22/1988 - 05/12/1988
JS/Sherrard Av VH-NJC 06/01/1990
National Jet Systems VH-NJC 0/91
WFU Perth 11/22/02
346N346PSBae 146-200E2022PSA 06/13/1984 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of PSA
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N163US 3/88) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
Debonair G-DEBE 8/7/96-9/30/99
Flightline G-DEFE 1/00, LT Cityjet 1/01-5/02
LT CityJet 10/30/03-4/19/04, EI-DMK 7/25/05
STD SEN 12/08
347N347PSBae 146-200E2023PSA, Pacific Express NTU 06/13/1984 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Tri-Cities
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N165US 2/88) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
Debonair G-DEBF 9/27/96-9/30/99
Business Air/BM Regional G-CLHD 5/3/00
Flightline G-FLTC 10/30/03-1/09
TAM Bolivia FAB-102 1/8/09 01/08/2009
348N348PSBae 146-200AE2024PSA, Pacific Express NTU 07/14/1984 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Medford, experimental colors
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N166US 2/88) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
Debonair G-DEBC 5/20/96-11/30/98
Business Air/BM Regional G-CLHA 3/29/00
Flightline 5/14/02 G-FLTB, LT CityJet EI-CZO 3/5/03-1/08
TAM Bolivia FAB-104 9/11/09 09/11/2009
349N349PSBae 146-200E2025PSA, Pacific Express NTU 11/09/1984 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Reno
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N167US 2/88) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
Flightline G-TBIC 1/5/97-4/07
LT Transavia 5-10/97, Aer Lingus 6-11/98
LT Azzurra Air 11/98-11/99, Aer Lingus 11/99-4/00
NEX Aviation Services, Aer Arann SL 5/08-9/08 07/05/2007
BA Connect SL, STD SEN 12/08 09/01/2008
350N350PSBae 146-200AE2027PSA, Pacific Express NTU 12/19/1984 - 12/07/1987
NM The Smile of Stockton
CR Harmony, CA 12/7/87
N168US alloted
351N351PSBae 146-200E2028PSA, Pacific Express NTU 12/19/1984 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Ontario
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N171US 3/88) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
Debonair G-DEBA 5/2/96-9/30/99
WDL Flugdienst D-AMAJ 5/00
LT Deutsche BA 3/01-2/03, Air Berlin 2/03-5/04
Various short subleases, SAS 03/29/2008
352N352PSBae 146-200AE2030PSA 03/29/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Redmond
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N172US 2/88) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
World G-WLCY 3/96-10/96, Flightline 12/96-1/97
Debonair 1/97-4/97, Titan G-ZAPL 4/97-3/99
CityJet 3/99, rr EI-PAT 11/10/99
Allegiance Air TN-AIC 09/26/2008
353N353PSBAe 146-200E2031PSA 03/27/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Arcata
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N173US 2/88) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
World G-OWLD 7/96
CItyJet EI-CNQ 11/96-11/09, SL Aer Arann 5-10/08
ATM N66LN 11/26/09, STD
354N354PSBae 146-200AE2034PSA 05/24/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Concord
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N174US 10/87) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
Debonair 6/21/96-1/19/00 G-DEBD
Lufthansa 1/19/00-5/00 G-BZBB
National Jet Systems VH-NJW 5/00-6/05
LT Asian Spirit 7/19/05, DBR CRM 11/14/05 07/19/2005 - 11/14/2005
355N355PSBae 146-200AE2036PSA 06/08/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Fresno
USAir 4/9/88-5/90 (rr N175US 11/87) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1990
Crossair HB-IXB 5/90-8/93
Business Air 8/93-11/97, rr G-GNTZ
British Regional 11/97-3/00, 2/8/02-present (as Flybe 4/07)
LT Business Air/BM Regional G-CLHB 03/01/2000 - 02/08/2002
WFU 6/08, no longer registered in UK
356N356PSBae 146-200AE2039PSA 08/08/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Disneyland, experimental colors
DM LAX collision with EA L-1011 12/4/87, repaired
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N177US 11/87)
Jet Aspen NTU, CityJet EI-CMY 6/96-5/09
MFT ZS-AAZ 5/27/09-, STD
357N357PSBae 146-200AE2040PSA 08/20/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Springfield, straight tail stripes
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N178US 11/87)
Debonair 4/10/97-9/30/99
National Jet VH-YAF 4/00-2/05
Cityjet EI-DJJ 4/29/05-1/09
TAM Bolivia FAB-103 01/20/2009
358N358PSBae 146-200AE2041PSA 09/10/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Monterey, straight tail stripes
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N179US 10/87)
Air Wisconsin 9/96-5/06
Atlantic Airways OY-RCZ 9/06
359N359PSBae 146-200AE2042PSA 10/08/1985 - 04/09/1988
USAir (rr N181US 11/87) 04/09/1988 - 05/01/1991
Air Wisconsin 9/96-5/05
Flightline G-FLTD 7/05-11/07
Aerovias Dap CC-CZP 12/07-
360N360PSBae 146-200AE2043PSA 10/08/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Oakland, grey titles
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N183US 1/88)
Air Wisconsin 9/96, WFU
361N361PSBae 146-200AE2044PSA 10/31/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Eugene
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N184US 11/87)
CityJet EI-CMS 4/23/96-9/24/08
LT KLM UK 12/98-4/99
Allegiance Air TN-AIE 9/24/08, MFT ZS-AAY 5/27/09, STD
362N362PSBae 146-200AE2045PSA 11/13/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Los Cabos
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N185US 1/88)
Debonair G-DEBH 8/28/87-9/30/99
Business Air OY-RCA 2/2/00-3/02
Atlantic Aviation OY-RCA 3/02
363N363PSBae 146-200AE2046PSA 12/03/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Orange County
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N187US 1/88)
CityJet EI-CMB 8/7/96-4/24/08
LT Malmo Aviation 4/98-10/98
Allegiance Air ZS-SDX 4/24/08
364N364PSBae 146-200AE2047PSA 12/10/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of San Diego
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N188US 12/87)
Flightline G-OZRH 2/2/96-12/08
LT Croatia AL 4/02-10/03
LT Cityjet EI-DDF 3/04-6/04, G-OZRH 8/04-5/07
STD SEN
365N365PSBae 146-200AE2048PSA 12/19/1985 - 04/09/1988
NM The Smile of Yakima
USAir 4/9/88-5/91 (rr N189US 12/87)
Flightline 1/16/98-12/08 G-FLTA
LT Croatia AL 4/00-6/00
STD SEN
366N366PSBae 146-200AE2072PSA 04/28/1987 - 04/09/1988
USAir (rr N190US 3/88) 04/09/1988 - 06/17/1990
Crossair HB-IXC 6/90-1/8/94
CityJet EI-CTY 1/8/94-9/28/96
National Jet VH-NJQ 9/28/96-3/04
Hemus Air LZ-HBA 4/04-, LT BlueAir 11/06
367N367PSBae 146-200AE2073PSA 06/04/1987 - 04/09/1988
USAir (rr N191US 2/88) 04/09/1988 - 08/13/1990
Crossair HB-IXD 8/90-12/93
Bae G-BVFV 12/93
CityJet EI-JET 12/23/93-9/21/96
National Jet VH-NJU 9/21/96-4/30/04
Hemus Air LZ-HBB 04/30/2004
368N368PSBae 146-200AE2074PSA 06/18/1987 - 04/09/1988
USAir (rr N191US 2/88) 04/09/1988 - 08/02/1988
Air UK G-BNND 12/15/88-3/12/89
Thai HS-TBQ 4/1/89-9/17/89
Discovery N881DV 2/15/90-10/90, BizEx lease (?)
ASA N812AS 10/4/95-1/98
Aer Lingus EI-CSL 5/8/98-6/00 05/08/1998 - 06/01/2000
South African Airlink ZS-PUZ 07/04/2007
CityJet 10/30/2000 - 07/04/2007
369N369PSBae 146-200AE2075PSA 06/30/1987 - 03/23/1988
Atlantic Airways OY-CRG 03/01/1988
WO SRP 10/10/06, overran rwy