BAe 146-100 A6-SHK (msn E1091), which had previously been operated by the UAE Royal Flight, was flown from Basel to Bournemouth onboard An-124 RA-82045 on 3 January. She had been at Basel for some time, following detection of corrosion in her wings. She has been acquired by CASCO, and will […]
National Jet Italia (NJI), which operates British Airways franchise flights, has expanded beyond the Italian domestic services it has operated hitherto, beginning service from Roma Fiumicino to Athens on 22 January. The flight is operated twice a day. BAe 146-300 G-NJIE (msn E3209) operated the first flight.
Flight International reports that British Airways has issued a request for proposals for up to 100 regional jets. BA is reportedly considering the BAE Systems Avro RJX, Bombardier CRJ 700/900, Embraer ERJ-170/190, and Faichild Dornier 728JET/928JET for the order, which would likely cover 50 firm orders and 50 options. The […]
As the first flight of the Avro RJX nears, the competition is also moving forward. Bombardier has cancelled plans to develop an all-new 100-115-seat regional jet, the BRJ-X. The 86-seat CRJ-900 is on a fast track, however, with the construction of the prototype underway. The 70-seat CRJ-700 was certificated on […]
Stansted-based buzz announced it would add service to La Rochelle and Poitiers on 25 March, to Murcia on 27 March, and to Gerona on 31 March. In addition, it will resume flights to Jerez de la Frontera on 27 March and to Montpellier on 31 March. These summer destinations replace […]
Flightline‘s BAe 146 had a busy month of December. BAe 146-200 G-DEBE (msn E2022) operated for CityJet on its Air France franchise flights from December 10 to 31, standing in for 146-100 EI-CPY (msn E1003), who was grounded in early December following the discovery of cracks in the wings. 146-200 G-OZRH (msn E2047) […]
British European is ending its three times daily service from London City to Dublin on 7 January. British European took over the route from Irish airline Cityjet in mid-1999, although CityJet continued flying it on British European’s behalf until October 2000. The route was initially profitable, but CityJet/British European lost […]