Monthly Archives: April 2001


Avro RJX test program detailed

The test program which began with Saturday’s maiden flight is expected to last until early 2002. In the first phase of the program, testing will focus mainly on confirming aircraft handling characteristics and the operation of the new systems. The second phase will focus on performance testing. During this phase, […]


Avro RJX flies!

The new Avro RJX took to the air for the first time on 28 April. RJX-85 msn G-ORJX (msn E2376) took off at 12:16 local time from Woodford, with Avro RJX Project Pilot Alan Foster at the controls. Blustery April weather had threatened to further delay the flight, but lightning, […]

Avro RJX-85 G-ORJX

Southern moves BAe 146 maintenance to Tasmania

Qantas regional subsidiary Southern Australia has moved the maintenance operations for its three BAe 146s from Adelaide to a new hangar at Launceston airport, in Tasmania. National Jet Systems, who undertakes 146 maintenance under contract to Southern, has relocated 15 engineers to Launceston. The new facility will ease maintenance, since […]


CityJet adds more BAe 146s

Irish Airline CityJet is expanding its already sizeable BAe 146 fleet by leasing three additional series 200s from BAE Systems. The leases were arranged with the assistance of Mike Ryan of Vikingar, a specialist who advises in buying and selling the BAe 146. The first of the three former Malmö […]