Monthly Archives: August 2001

Avro RJX-85 heads to US for flight trials

As planned, the first development RJX, G-ORJX (msn E2376), is heading to the US for the second phase of its flight trials, which will focus on performance testing. At first, the RJX will be based at Phoenix Williams Gateway Airport, where high ambient temperatures are common. The airport is also […]

CityJet BAe 146s cover for Gill Fokker 100s

Gill Airways arranged for CityJet to operate BAe 146s on its behalf for a four-week period, to cover for maintenance downtime on its Fokker 100s. The arrangement began on 22 July and ended on 17 August, with 146s operating on Gill’s route from Newcastle to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Although […]

Strike averted at Air Wisconsin

Air Wisconsin reached a tentative agreement with its pilot union, averting the threat of a strike that would likely have grounded the airline. The airline’s 600 pilots had been seeking improvements in wages, retirement, job security, and rest provisions since their previous contract expired in July 1999. A strike seemed […]

British European to adjust fleet

Exeter-based British European is planning several fleet changes after posting disappointing financial results. The biggest change will see the airline disposing of all four of its recently acquired Bombardier CRJs, replacing them with additional Dash 8Q-400 turboprops. The airline’s seventeen-strong BAe 146 fleet will also see changes. Under the growth […]

Druk Air’s BAe 146 returns home

Following an extended stay at Woodford, Druk Air‘s BAe 146-100 A5-RGD (msn E1095) headed back to Bhutan on 1 August. The aircraft arrived in Woodford in June 2000 for a C check, but had to remain longer when microbiological contamination was found to have caused corrosion in the wings. Ultimately, […]