Monthly Archives: March 2001

Avro RJX begins engine runs

The Avro RJX passed a major milestone on 18 March when it began engine runs. The tests began with the number four Honeywell AS977 fitted to the first RJX-85, G-ORJX. The engine was started up twice, and run through a pre-planned series of tests. In the following two days, the […]

WDL flies for Deutsche BA

Köln-based BAe 146 operator WDL Aviation has received a contract to operate a BAe 146-200 on behalf of Deutsche BA on routes from Münich to Hamburg and Köln. Operations began on 11 March, using series 200 D-AMAJ (msn E2028) painted with Deutsche BA’s titles and its ‘Bavaria’ tail colors. The […]

Goldwing suspends operations

Italian start-up Goldwing Airlines was forced to suspend operations when Palermo-based Med Airlines, which had been operating its SAAB 2000 on Goldwing’s behalf, shut down. Goldwing had planned to begin service using a BAe 146-100 leased from Air Botswana, but could not do so as it had not received its […]

Aegean merges with Cronus

Greek Avro RJ100 operator Aegean Airlines has announced an agreement to merge with Boeing 737 operator Cronus. The merger hopes to take advantage of the complementarity between Aegean’s domestic network and Cronus’ primarily international route system to create a strong competitor to troubled state-owned airline Olympic. Together, the two companies […]

Fourth IPPS fitted to first Avro RJX-85

The first Avro RJX-85 was fitted with its fourth Honeywell AS977 on 6 March, finally opening the way for the type’s much-delayed first flight to take place. No date for the first flight was announced, however. Delays in the design and construction of the Integrated Powerplant System (IPPS), which includes […]

The first Avro RJX-85