BAE Systems delivered twenty-one Avro RJs during 1998, including ten RJ85s to Mesaba, three RJ100s to CityFlyer, six RJ100s to SABENA, and two RJ100s to Crossair. The deliveries included the 100th RJ built, an RJ85 built for Mesaba.
Air Atlantic has won a major maintenance contract from Minneapolis-based Mesaba for major structural airframe inspections and modification work on 14 Avro RJ85. The work will be carried out at the Air Atlantic Maintenance Division facility in St. John’s beginning in February 1999, and proceeding throughout the year. Although Air […]
British Airways has taken over Gatwick-based Avro RJ100 operator CityFlyer. CityFlyer already operates as a British Airways franchisee, in full British Airways colors. The airline will continue operating as a indipendent company. CityFlyer operates five RJ100s, and has two more on order.
Debonair began operating scheduled services from Zürich to Venezia (three times daily) and Bologna (once daily) on behalf of Swissair and its Italian partner, Air One. The service, which began on 6 December, is operated by BAe 146-200 G-DEBC (msn E2024) painted in Swissair Express colors. Swissair Express is a new […]
Debonair is acquiring the three BAe 146-200s that had been operated by Air Atlantic. The sale was arranged by BAe-AMJ on behalf of Air Atlantic owner IMP Group. The first of the three, G-DEBL (msn E2014 ex C-FHAX), was delivered to Debonair on 10 December after being repainted in the airline’s colors at Southend. C-FHAZ (msn E2016) will follow in […]
BAe-AMJ sold BAe 146-200s D-AEWD (msn E2069) and D-AEWE (msn E2077) to Lombard Leasing GmbH, part of the Lombard Asset Finance Group, for more than US$22 million. Both aircraft continue on lease to Eurowings until March and April 2004. The sale brings AMJ’s BAe 146 portfolio to 89 aircraft.
A new Italian airline, Assofly Airlines, is considering using up to five BAe 146-200s on charter and scheduled flights from Pisa and Roma Ciampino. “Asso” means “ace” in Italian, but the airline may wish to rethink its name if it plans to fly to English-speaking countries.
Debonair has leased former Paukn Air BAe 146-100 EC-GEP (msn E1015) from BAe-AMJ as G-DEBN. She was delivered to Debonair on 23 December. The lease will last for around 18 months, until the end of the Head Lease period, at which point the aircraft will no longer be in AMJ’s portfolio.
New Turkish airline Park Express is encountering difficulties in securing financing and the necessary government approvals. In early December, it appeared that these problems would result in a delay, and possibly an outright cancellation, of its order for five Avro RJ100s. The first two RJ100s for Park Express were rolled […]