Mesaba Airlines, which operates as a Northwest Jet Airlink affiliate, temporarily ceased operations from 29 August to 16 September, when Northwest Airlines shut down as a result of a strike by its pilots. Since almost 80% of Mesaba’s traffic is connecting with Northwest, it would not have been economically viable […]
Halifax-based Air Nova, which operates as an Air Canada Connector, has added several BAe 146 flights to help maintain service after Air Canada was grounded by a pilot strike on 2 September. BAe 146 flights were added between Halifax and Montreal, Ottawa, and St. John’s. On the other side of […]
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; […]
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 […]
BAe 146-200 SE-DRD (msn E2094) of Malmö Aviation is sporting “Web ware” titles and logos. This is Malmö’s fourth special livery, joining SE-DRC (msn E2053), painted in “Dagens Industri” colors, and SE-DRL (msn E2138), painted in “Europolitan” colors. Earlier, SE-DRB (msn 2057) was briefly painted in “Anastasia” colors.
David Singleton has been appointed the new Managing Director of British Aerospace Asset Management, succeeding Tony Rice who has become Group Managing Director – Commercial Aircraft.
SAir Group subsidiary Flightlease announced an US$80 million order for 3 Avro RJ100s on 9 September. The aircraft are due to be delivered in July, September, and October 1999, and will be leased to SABENA for operation by Delta Air Transport (DAT). DAT already operates 14 Avro RJ85s, 5 RJ100s, […]
BAe 146-200 G-GNTZ (msn E2036) of British Regional Airlines (BRAL) was damaged in a bird strike after take-off from Belfast on 4 September, while operating BA7844 from Belfast to Manchester. She was ferried un-pressurized to Exeter later that same day for repairs by JEA Engineering.
Paukn Air BAe 146-100 EC-GEO (msn E1007) flying between Málaga and Melilla crashed in a mountainous area north of Melilla on the morning of Friday, 25 September 1998, killing all 38 on board. The aircraft was on approach to Melilla airport when she disappeared from air traffic controllers’ radar screens […]
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 […]