The 100th Avro RJ, E2321 N509XJ, was delivered to Mesaba for operation on behalf of Northwest Jet Airlink in a ceremony at Woodford on 30 January. The total of 100 RJs includes 10 RJ70s, 52 RJ85s, and 38 RJ100s. N509XJ is the ninth RJ85 to be delivered to Mesaba. When […]
BAe’s Asset Management Jets (AMJ) achieved sales and lease transactions valued at close to US$290 million (UKP180 million) during 1997. AMJ continued its policy of selective disposals of aircraft from the portfolio, selling 12 aircraft during the year, for just over US$105 million. Sales were made to Air Atlantic, British […]
Air UK adopted the name KLM uk on 30 January, to stress its close operational and marketing relationship with parent KLM. All Air UK aircraft, including its 10 BAe 146-300s and single BAe 146-100, are being repainted in a new livery similar to that of KLM. BAe 146-300 G-UKRC (msn […]
Malmö Aviation is returning their only BAe 146-100, EI-COF (msn E1006 ex SE-DRH), off-lease to BAe-AMJ. She had been sub-leased to CityJet, who returned her on 30 December. She briefly operated for Malmö, in basic CityJet colors, until being ferried to Stansted on 28 January for post-lease maintenance.
Malmö Aviation has painted BAe 146-200 SE-DRB (msn E2057) in a special color scheme to promote the animated Disney movie “Anastasia”.
CityJet leased BAe 146-200 G-TBIC (msn E2025) from Flightline on 26 January. She entered service on the same day on the Dublin-Paris (CDG) route.
Avro RJ100 TC-THF (msn E3240) of Turkish Airlines was damaged in a landing accident at Samsun on 11 January while operating TK074 from Istambul to Samsun, on the Black sea coast. She apparently over-ran the runway after landing long and fast. There were no injuries among the 68 passengers and 6 […]