Monthly Archives: February 2001


Asset Management announces BAe 146 lease renewals

BAE Systems’ asset management arm has announced two lease renewals in its year-end review. Australian Air Express renewed the leases on three BAe 146QT freighters (two series 300s and a series 100). Australian Air Express is a joint venture company between Qantas and Australia Post. It has operated BAe 146 […]


Air Jet strikes out on its own

French BAe 146 operator Air Jet has separated from parent Jet Services. Jet Services was acquired by the TNT Post Group in December 1998. TNT’s interest was limited to Jet Service’s parcel distribution network. Neither the airline nor its three BAe 146s were integrated into the TNT network, partly because […]


First engine fitted to Avro RJX prototype

The Avro RJX came one step closer to first flight on 24 January, when the first Honeywell AS977 engine was fitted to the prototype RJX-85, msn E2376, in the number four position. The engine arrived at Woodford the previous day. The entire engine assembly, comprising the AS977 engine, nacelle, and […]