Eastern Air Group, parent of China Eastern Airlines, will take over Xian-based China Northwest, whose fleet includes three BAe 146 series 100s and seven series 300s. The move is part of the consolidation of Chinese airlines ordered by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). As part of the move, […]
Albanian Airlines took delivery of former Malmö Aviation BAe 146-200 SE-DRG (msn E2054) as ZA-MAL on 13 July. She entered service on 16 July, on services from the Albanian capital, Tiranë, to Frankfurt, Bologna, and Roma (Fiumicino).
Rome-based BAe 146 operator National Jet Italia (NJI) had been acquired by the Tolmount investment group for UKP35 million. Tolmount is headed by Peter Sutch, a former chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways. It will raise funds for the transaction by issuing shares on the London Stock Exchange. NJI operates […]
British European has signed a contract for up to 20 Avro RJX-100s. The contract confirms the memorandum of understanding signed in March 2001. It includes 12 firm orders, with deliveries due to begin in April 2002. As part of the deal, British European also extended its contract for the JetSpares […]
The first production-standard ‘Block 2’ Honeywell AS977 has been fitted to the Avro RJX-85 development aircraft, msn G-ORJX (msn E2376), replacing one of the pre-production ‘Block 1’ engines previously fitted in the number 1 position. She made her first flight with the new engines on 6 July. The 50 minute […]
General Electric’s proposed purchase of Honeywell International has been blocked by European Union regulators. As a result, the 146’s ALF502, the RJ’s LF507, and the RJX’s AS977 engines will remain Honeywell products rather than taking on the GE brand. It would not have been the first brandname change for the […]