As has long been anticipated, BAe 146 operator Ansett New Zealand will soon begin operating as Qantas New Zealand. The airline will formally be renamed Tasman Pacific Airlines of New Zealand, but operate with the QANTAS livery and name. QANTAS will provide management assistance to the New Zealand airline and […]
After a long gestation period, National Jet Italia (NJI) is set to finally begin operation on 11 July. The new airline, which is being established in cooperation with Australia’s National Jet Systems (NJS), will operate a fleet of BAe 146-300s on British Airways franchise flights from Rome. Initial services will […]
BAe 146-100 A5-RGD (msn E1095) of Druk Air arrived at Woodford for overhaul by Avrotec on 11 June.
An article in the 4 June edition of the Observer newspaper attacks the safety of the BAe 146. The article focuses on problems in the type’s ALF502 engines, including the power rollback problem in icing conditions and the cabin fumes issue. In the usual media style, the article includes a […]
Fuel shortages and plumetting passenger loads due to the tense political situation in the country have forced Zimbabwean national airline Air Zimbabwe to park several of its aircraft, including its single BAe 146-200, Z-WPD (msn E2065), which had been used on flights between Harare the popular tourist destination of Victoria […]
The BAe 146 era ended at Air Foyle when its last BAe 146QTs was transferred to TNT Airways. Luton-based Air Foyle was the first airline to operate BAe 146QTs, in May 1987. The airline’s BAe 146QT fleet — all owned by TNT and operated on its behalf — included both […]
BAe 146-200 G-JEAS (msn E2020) of Jersey European was the first to be painted with the airline’s new British European name. She departed Exeter on 4 June.
Lufthansa regional subsidiary, CityLine, has announced it will introduce a Business Class service on its aircraft, including its 18 Avro RJ85s, in July. Until now, CityLine has operated its aircraft in a single-class configuration, dubbed “City Class”. Although City Class already provided a high standard of service, with 5-abreast leather […]