Two more of the Avro RJ100s being returned by SAM Colombia have arrived in Woodford. N510MM (msn E3250) arrived on 5 October, and N504MM (msn E3221) on 31 October. They join N505MM (msn E3242) and N506MM (msn E3244), who had arrived in September. Recent news items on SAM Colombia:
Flightline‘s BAe 146-300 G-BPNT (msn E3126) ended her long association with Palmair Flightline, the in-house airline of Bournemouth tour operator Bath Travel. Palmair is replacing her with a Boeing 737-200 operated by European Aviation, which offers it a longer range, allowing them to serve a broader range of destinations. A former […]
Swedish airline Braathens Malmö Aviation is set to acquire the nine former SAM Colombia RJ100s, which are being returned off-lease to BAe due to poor economic conditions in Colombia. The aircraft will supplement and replace Braathens Malmö’s current fleet of BAe 146-200s, providing greater capacity. Earlier, Malmö had negotiated to […]
Efforts to sell grounded Debonair as a whole have failed. Several airlines were approached as potential buyers, including Lufthansa and Virgin Express, but no agreement was reached. Debonair had operated three BAe 146s on Swissair Express services from Zürich. Following Debonair’s grounding, Crossair temporarily took over the flights to Bologna […]
Ansett New Zealand, which had been reduced to flying a minimal schedule in the second half of September after locking-out its pilots, is slowly resuming services. The pilots, who had been refusing to sign a new contract, capitulated on 14 October after it became clear the airline would be able […]
BAe Regional Aircraft has completed low-speed wind tests of the new Avro RJX design, and confirmed that it would retain the type’s extraordinary shortfield performance.
The new Avro RJX is making steady progress towards its expected service entry in mid 2001. British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Senior Vice President Jeff Marsh, speaking at the 1999 European Regional Airline Association meetings, expressed optimism that launch customers will soon be secured for the RJX. Aircraft serial number 376 […]