Monthly Archives: May 2001


BAE Systems shows off Avro RJX at Duxford

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 […]


Twentieth anniversary of BAe 146 roll-out

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, […]


Air Botnia Avro RJ85 OH-SAH

First Air Botnia Avro RJ85 delivered

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 […]


Qantas rebrands its regional subsidiaries

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 flies for go

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 […]

go BAe 146-200 G-ZAPO