Monthly Archives: March 2000


Ansett New Zealand sold

Ending months of speculation, Ansett New Zealand announced that a consortium of New Zealand investors had bought the airline from News Corp for an undisclosed sum. The investors, brought together by merchant bank Clavell Capital, include businessmen Alan Gibbs and Trevor Farmer, the Dunedin-based Skeggs group, and current Ansett NZ […]


Two more Avro RJs for Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines has signed an order for two more Avro RJ100s, for delivery in June and July. They will bring Aegean’s RJ100 fleet to six, replacing the two Fokker 100s acquired with the purchase of Air Greece. Aegean’s Avro RJ100s have achieved a dispatch reliability of 99.92% in February on […]


Go-ahead for Avro RJX

BAE Systems has formally launched its new Avro RJX. Taking advantage of the RJ Summit Meeting at London City Airport, Mike O’Callaghan, Managing Director for Regional Aircraft, announced the formal launch of the Avro RJX family of regional jet airliners. Although no orders were announced, Mr. O’Callaghan expressed confidence that […]


Nose section for the first RJX

First Avro RJX begins to takes shape

The first Avro RJX is beginning to take shape on the Woodford assembly line. The nose section, flight deck floor, and forward fuselage drum are all being assembled at Woodford, while other components are being manufactured at other BAE Systems and subcontractor plants. The wing is scheduled to be delivered […]


BAE Systems hints of forthcoming RJX orders

In an interview with Reuters, BAE Systems vice president for marketing Nick Godwin hinted that about 20 orders for Avro RJs and RJXs will be announced in the next few weeks. A conditional order for the RJX has apparently been received from a European airline, although a formal launch is […]