Alitalia began codesharing with Meridiana on the latter’s routes from Firenze to Barcelona, London Gatwick, and Paris Charles de Gaulle — all of which are operated by BAe 146-200s. The agreement took effect on 28 October. The move allows Alitalia to offer direct flights from Florence. Previously, Alitalia had only […]
BAE Systems held its second “Avro RJX Summit” in Florence on 30 October. Like the previous Summit, at which the Avro RJX program was launched and which was held at London City Airport, the venue of this briefing was chosen to emphasize the RJX’s short-field capabilities. Nick Godwin, BAE Systems’ […]
BAe 146-100 G-OFOM (msn E1144) was delivered to Formula One Administration at Biggin Hill on 6 October. She had been painted at Norwich in April, and then flown to Exeter for modifications by British European Aviation Services (BEAS). Formula One already operates BAe 146-100 G-OFOA (msn E1006). Both 146s are in VIP configuration.
BAe 146-200 G-JEAS (msn E2020) of British European began a 3-month lease to Augsburg Airways on 6 October. The lease was arranged by Bombardier to cover for late deliveries of Dash 8Q-400s to the airline.
Several new airlines are considering adding to Italy’s already sizeable BAe 146 and Avro RJ fleet. Most advanced is Goldwing Airlines, which has already acquired a former Air Botswana BAe 146-100 and is planning to begin operations from Taranto to Roma Fiumicino (twice daily) and Milano (daily) on 20 December. […]
The manufacturer of the engines used on the BAe 146, Avro RJ, and Avro RJX is set to once again change names. In a surprise move, General Electric Company has agreed to acquire Honeywell International for $45 billion in stock. Honeywell had been widely expected to merge with GE rival […]
The majority shareholder of Italian airline Meridiana, the Aga Khan, has decided to withdraw his offer to sell the airline. The Aga Khan, who started Meridiana as Alisarda in 1963, has gradually been disposing of his Sardinian holdings and offered the airline for sale in January through Lloyds TSB and […]
In January, KLM uk transferred its fleet of BAe 146-300s to low-cost subsidiary buzz, and focused its own scheduled services on its Fokker 100 and turboprop fleet. buzz 146s have occasionally been used on KLM uk routes when needed, however. This need is now being formalized — in order to […]