Monthly Archives: January 2000


Meridiana for sale

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 […]


buzz takes to the skies

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 […]


Record year for Asset Management

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 […]


Avro RJX promises extended range

Computer simulations based on data from wind-tunnel tests shows that the Avro RJX will have substantial range improvements over the current Avro RJ and earlier BAe 146 models, even from difficult airports. Under the hot-and-high conditions encountered at Denver in the summer, for example, the range of the BAe 146-300 […]