BAE Systems delivered twenty-three Avro RJs during 1999, two more than in 1998. The total included eleven RJ85s to Mesaba, two RJ100s to CityFlyer, four RJ100s to SABENA, two RJ100s to Crossair, and four RJ100s to Aegean Aviation.
Italian airline Meridiana will add a second daily roundtrip from Firenze to Amsterdam. The BAe 146 and Avro RJ are the only jets allowed to operate at Florence.
Swedish airline Braathens Malmö Aviation has decided not to discontinue its Malmö-London City service. Instead, service will be reduced to one daily roundtrip, except for Friday and Sunday which will receive three daily roundtrips. In other news, it now appears that Braathens Malmö will not receive the first former SAM […]
Three former Uni-Air BAe 146-300s arrived at Woodford on 22 December. B-1775 (msn E3161), B-1776 (msn E3174), and B-1777 (msn E3205) were ferried to Woodford using National Jet Systems (NJS) flight numbers. All three had been parked at Kaohsiung since May. They join B-17811 (msn E3202) and B-1778 (msn E3209), […]
FR Aviation Limited (FRA) has agreed to buy Australian BAe 146 operator National Jet Systems group for AUS$62.0 million. FRA specializes in surveillance operations and the provisions of specialized equipment to government and military users, and was particularly interested in NJS’ contract to operate maritime surveillance services for the Australian […]
Turkish flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) has extended the leases on five of its nine Avro RJ100s. The aircraft concerned are the first five RJ100s delivered to the airline. Turkish uses its 13 Avro RJs (four RJ70s and nine RJ100s) to operate domestic services. The RJs are the only aircraft in […]
QANTAS regional carrier Southern Australia is planning to acquire an additional BAe 146, bringing its fleet to three. The new aircraft will enable the airline to increase services to Tasmania. Beginning next April, an additional Sydney-Hobart service will be operated, with the aircraft overnighting in Hobart, as well as a […]
KLM uk is preparing for the spin-off of its BAe 146 operations into new low-cost operator buzz. Aircraft are being cycled through Norwich for repaint in buzz’s basic yellow and purple color scheme, albeit without titles, and then placed back in KLM uk service. In December, the aircraft will return […]
Inspection of the Avro RJ100s being returned to BAe by SAM Colombia has revealed some corrosion in the wings. This is thought to have resulted from microbiological contamination of the fuel, which can occur in climatic conditions such as are found in Colombia. BAe alerted SAM, who grounded the three […]
Swedish airline Braathens Malmö Aviation is anticipating a loss of US$24 million in 1990. As a result, the airline is planning to reduce its workforce, close unprofitable routes, and concentrate its operations at Bromma Airport. BAe 146 routes expected to be cut include Malmö-London City, Arlanda-Lulea, and Bromma-Lulea. Most are […]