BAE Systems delivered only fourteen Avro RJs during 2000, compared to 23 in 1999 and 21 in 1998, as orders for current models are completed and attention turns to the forthcoming RJX.The total included the last seven RJ85s to Mesaba, five RJ100s to CityFlyer, and two RJ100s to Aegean Aviation.
Italian start-up Goldwing Airlines began operations on 20 December with a twice daily flight from Taranto, in southern Italy, to Roma Fiumicino and a single daily flight from Taranto to Milano Malpensa. Goldwing was planning to begin service using a BAe 146-100 leased from Air Botswana, but the aircraft was […]
BAe 146-100 EI-CPY (msn E1003) of CityJet was grounded in early December following the discovery of cracks in the wings. She was later ferried to Bournemouth for repairs. The airline leased 146-200 G-DEBE (msn E2022) from Flightline to stand in for her on Air France franchise flights.
Avro RJ100 SE-DSV (msn E3250) was delivered to Malmö Aviation on 16 December. After many delays, the airline took delivery of its first RJ100 in November. It is due to receive seven more, replacing most of its current BAe 146s.
The Financial Times is reporting that British Airways is negotiating to take over British Regional Airlines Group PLC, which includes BAe 146 operators British Regional Airlines (BRAL) and Manx. BRAL already operates as a British Airways franchisee.
As part of its shake-up of operations at its loss-making London Gatwick hub, British Airways is planning to bring Avro RJ100 operator CityFlyer “more closely together” with its other subsidiary, European Operations at Gatwick (EOG). Many Gatwick-based longhaul flights will be suspended or transferred to Heathrow, with Gatwick operations focusing […]
Flightline operated BAe 146-200 G-DEBE (msn E2022) for Tyrolean during the last week of November, replacing Titan‘s 146s G-ZAPN (msn E2119) and G-ZAPO (msn E2176), who had been taking turns flying for Tyrolean. Previous news items on Flightline: Previous news items on Titan Airways: Previous news items on Tyrolean Airways:
After a long wait, Malmö Aviation has begun receiving the nine Avro RJ100s it ordered from BAE Systems’ Asset Management arm to replace its 146s. The first, SE-DST (msn E3247), was delivered on 14 November. For the airline, the choice of the Avro RJ100 is a logical one, as the […]
BAe 146-200 D-AMAJ (msn E2028) of WDL Aviation began a two-week wet-lease to Deutsche BA on November 1, flying between Köln and Münich, Dusseldorf, and Berlin (Tegel). During September, she had briefly replaced series 300 D-AWUE operating Air Nostrum routes. Recent news items on WDL:
Northwest Airlines has offered to buy Mesaba for $13 per share. Northwest already own a 28% share of Mesaba, which operates as Northwest Jet Airlink. Mesaba’s fleet includes 36 Avro RJ85s. Northwest’s move appears to have been an attempt to pre-empt a possible bid from Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group Inc. […]