Monthly Archives: September 1998


Kendell to acquire 50-seat regional jets, displace some Ansett BAe 146s

Kendell Airlines is to order 12 new 50-seat regional jets and take over a number of Ansett routes in south-eastern Australia and Queensland, beginning in November 1999. Ansett will withdraw services to Launceston, Hobart (except for a daily Melbourne-Hobart service), Rockhampton, Mackay, Coffs Harbour, and Ballina; between Canberra-Brisbane and Canberra-Adelaide; […]


Avrotec updates Lufthansa CityLine’s Avro RJ85s

CityLine‘s RJ85s are undergoing a maintenance and updating program at Avrotec Aircraft Services, BAe Regional Aircraft’s maintenance and refurbishment facility at Woodford. The program includes a scheduled C check, installation of a Collins GNLS-910 flight management system and Normalair Garrett digital auto-pressurisation system, and modifications to the communications equipment to […]


More competition in the regional jet market

Bombardier Aerospace announced at the Farnborough Air Show that it was considering developing a new, 90-seat regional jet to complement its existing 50-seat CRJ and forthcoming 70-seat CRJ-700. The new aircraft, code-named BRJ-X, would feature a wider fuselage than the CRJ, with 5-abreast seating and underwing engines. The estimated development […]