BAe 146-200A N606AW (msn E2033) of Air Wisconsin hit a terminal building at Chicago O’Hare on 1 December when she experienced a brake failure during engine start. No-one on board was injured, but a gate agent received minor injuries.
BAe 146-300s VH-EWI (msn E3171), VH-EWM (msn E3179), and VH-EWR (msn E3195), and VH-EWS (msn E3197) of Ansett are being advertised for sale from April 2000, when the airline hands over several regional routes to subsidiary Kendell.
BAe 146-100 G-DEBJ (msn E1004) of National Jet Systems has reverted to her previous registration of VH-NJA and was ferried back to Australia. She had been on lease to Debonair since August 1998. After modifications in Adelaide, she will be used to operate resource industry contract flights from Perth from early […]
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. Recent news items on Meridiana:
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 has extended the leases on five of its nine Avro RJ100s. The aircraft concerned are the first five RJ100s delivered to the airline: TC-THA (msn E3232), TC-THB (msn E3234), TC-THC (msn E3236), TC-THD (msn E3237), and TC-THE (msn E3238). Turkish uses its 13 Avro RJs […]
Australia’s National Jet Systems (NJS) had to shuffle some of its BAe 146s and Avro RJs to deal with maintenance and lease renewals. Avro RJ70 VH-NJT (msn E1228) underwent heavy maintenance. RJ70 VH-NJW (msn E1223) had been scheduled to cover for her during this maintenance, but NJS had to make alternative arrangements […]