In the wake of its acquisition of rival Canadian Airlines, Air Canada is planning to consolidate its regional partners into a single airline. Four regional airlines operate under the Air Canada Connector banner, including BAe 146 operators AirBC and Air Nova. Joseph Randell, President and CEO of Air Nova and […]
Italian airline Meridiana is being offered for sale by its owner and founder, the Aga Khan. Meridiana operates four BAe 146-200s from Florence to Italian domestic and European destinations. The Aga Khan, who started Meridiana as Alisarda in 1963, has gradually been disposing of his Sardinian holdings. Meridiana is the […]
New low-cost airline buzz began operations as planned on 4 January. Initial services linked London Stansted to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan, Lyon, Paris, and Vienna — all but Lyon and Vienna being former KLM uk routes. Unlike other low-cost airlines, buzz serves the primary airport at each destination. buzz is […]
BAE SYSTEMS’ Corporate Air Travel Department’s BAe 146-100 G-BLRA (msn E1017) was the first aircraft to be re-painted in the new company color scheme.
Avro RJ70 VH-NJW (msn E1223) of National Jet Systems (NJS) ended her lease to Air Niugini on 15 May. The lease began on 15 May and was originally to have been for four months, but was later extended. VH-NJW has now returned to Australia.
The asset management arm of BAE Systems enjoyed another record year in 1999, securing 26 lease or lease extensions for BAe 146s and Avro RJs in its portfolio, as well as for eight ATPs. Combined, these deals were worth US$275 million. In addition to previously announced deals, BAe 146 lease […]
Air France has purchased Air Foyle‘s stake in Irish Airline Cityjet. Air Foyle had acquired a controlling stake in CityJet in April 1999, with Air France also taking a 25% stake at the time. The deal gives Air France complete control of the Irish airline, which will continue to be […]
Rumors are swirling about an imminent sale of BAe 146 operator Ansett New Zealand. The airline has been thought to be up for sale for some time, and went through a punishing strike in the fall in an effort to drive down costs so to make itself more attractive to […]
SAM Colombia is continuing to gradually return its Avro RJ100s to BAE Systems. The most recent arrivals at Woodford are N509MM (msn E3248), who arrived on 22 December, N512MM (msn E3263), who arrived at Woodford on 12 January after a brief stop at Bournemouth. In addition, N508MM (msn E3247) arrived […]
BAe 146-100 G-DEBN (msn E1015), formerly of Debonair, was sold to British Regional Airlines (BRAL). She was re-registered G-MABR on 19 January and departed Aberdeen on 20 January, heading for Norwich for exterior repaint, and then to Exeter for interior work. Recent news items on British Regional Airlines: Recent news […]