BAE Systems and Honeywell presented the RJX-85 to airline and industry executives, financial managers, and reporters at a special event at Duxford Airfield on 21 May. The guests included Barry Perrott, Chief Executive of lead RJX customer British European, and Antonis Simigdalas, Chief Operating Officer of fast-growing RJ operator Aegean […]
BAe 146-200 G-JEAX (msn E2136) of British European ended her contract to operate on behalf of Austrian Airlines on services from Wien to Budapest on 21 May.
Air New Zealand has announced plans to operate at least four of the eight BAe 146-300s formerly operated by bankrupt Tasman Pacific Airlines as Qantas New Zealand. Air New Zealand will use the 146s to boost domestic services on routes from Auckland to Queenstown and from Christchurch to Rotorua and […]
20 May marks the twentieth anniversary of the roll-out of the first BAe 146. The first BAe 146, registered G-SSSH to emphasize the type’s quietness, was rolled out at Hatfield on 20 May 1981. She later made her first flight on 3 September. Since then, the 146 and its successors, […]
BAe 146-200 G-FLTA (msn E2048) of Flightline began operating charters for the Conservative Party during the campaign for the British parliamentary elections on 13 May. She sported the Conservative Party logo and ‘time for common sense’ slogan, as well as the party’s URL.
Finnish airline Air Botnia joined the ranks of Avro RJ operators when it took delivery of its first RJ85. OH-SAH Suur-Saimaa (msn E3282) was delivered from Woodford to Helsinki on 10 May. The SAS subsidiary placed an order for five RJ85s in September 2000, to replace its Fokker F28s. Noise […]
British Airways has announced details of its plan to merge BAe 146 operator British Regional Airlines with Plymouth-based Brymon. The two airlines will be combined into a single operation under the name British Airways CitiExpress. Louise Fowler, Brymon’s Managing Director, will lead the effort to integrate the two airlines, a […]
Qantas is rebranding its regional subsidiaries, including BAe 146 operators Airlink and Southern Australia. All four subsidiaries, who have hitherto operated under their own names, will henceforth operate under the QantasLink brand. All services will have four-digit Qantas flight numbers, Airlink’s in the QF1800-QF1999 range and Southern’s in the QF2600-QF2899 […]
Titan is operating BAe 146-200 G-ZAPO (msn E2176) on behalf of low-cost airline go. The 146 is used on go’s new services from Belfast to Edinburgh and Glasgow, with the inaugural service being flown on 4 May. The wet lease is expected to last until September, when the arrival of […]