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 […]
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 […]
Ansett Australia Cargo began operating a dedicated BAe 146 freighter service from Melbourne and Adelaide to Alice Springs and Darwin on 30 November. The service will be operated four days a week, routing Darwin-Alice Springs-Melbourne every Monday to Thursday, and Melbourne-Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin every Tuesday to Friday. The service will be […]
BAE SYSTEMS arranged for Avro RJ100 HB-IYW (msn E3359) of Crossair made a demonstration flight to Libya on November 27-28. Libyan Arab Airways is looking for a replacement for the F28s it uses on domestic routes. A flight was made from Tripoli to Ghadames, in the Sahara desert.
British Midland‘s efforts to restart the services formerly operated by Debonair on behalf of Lufthansa continue to be delayed by difficulties in transferring the leases of the aircraft involved. As a result, British Midland is considering other options, including leasing some of the BAe 146s that Braathens Malmö Aviation will […]
Greek Avro RJ100 operator Aegean Aviation has bought competitor Air Greece. The buyout is part of a larger deal between Aegean’s owner, the Vasillakis Group, and Air Greece’s owner, shipping company Minoan Lines, which will also see a capital injection in Aegean Aviation. Air Greece operates Fokker 100s and ATR72s, […]
BAe 146-200 G-TBIC (msn E2025) of Flightline ended her wet lease to Azzurra Air on 31 October and was ferried to Exeter to be prepared for a wet lease to Aer Lingus Commuter.