Air Wisconsin acquires additional BAe 146s


Air Wisconsin will lease three additional BAe 146-200s from BAe-AMJ for operation on its United Express services. The first aircraft, BAe 146-200 N814AS (msn E2080) was delivered to Air Wisconsin on 10 December. She will be used to increase the frequency of Air Wisconsin’s popular winter schedule between Aspen and Denver to 32 weekly roundtrips from 15 December. The BAe 146 is the only jet airliner allowed to operate into Aspen. Air Wisconsin serves Aspen year-round from Denver and during the winter ski season from Los Angeles. The second 146 will be delivered in March and the third in April. The three aircraft concerned (E2080, E2084, E2087) are part of the Atlantic Southeast fleet, which is currently being returned to BAe-AMJ as part of a fleet rationalization program. Under the terms of United’s scope clause, United Express BAe 146 operations are limited to a specific list of airframes which were in use at the time the scope clause was enacted. These three qualify, since they were operated by WestAir on United Express services in California at the time. The new BAe 146s will bring Air Wisconsin’s all-BAe 146 fleet to 18, including 1 series 100, 12 series 200s, and 5 series 300s.

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