BAE Systems has announced that it is ending the Avro RJX program. The four Avro RJs still in production will be completed, at which point production will cease. The move comes in response to a drastic fall-off in demand for new aircraft following the 11 September terrorist attacks. “Regrettably it […]
An Avro RJ100 operated by Crossair crashed on approach to Zürich around 22:00 on Saturday, 24 November. HB-IXM (msn E3291) had left Berlin at 21:00 operating Crossair flight 3597, with 28 passengers and a crew of five. The aircraft went down in bad weather in a wooded area about five […]
Avro RJX-85 G-ORJX (msn E2376) arrived at Toluca Airport, Mexico, on November 8 for two weeks of high elevation performance and systems trials. Toluca is 8,448 ft above sea-level, and has a 13,780 ft (4,200 m) runway.
Italian British Airways franchisee National Jet Italia (NJI) suspended operations after it failed to gain access to a new credit line and ran out of cash. The airline had announced in October that it was to be acquired by Dutch company Nikoram Holding BV. The transaction was to have included an […]
Delta Air Transport (DAT), the regional subsidiary of bankrupt Belgian national airline SABENA, resumed limited operations on 10 November. One of its Avro RJ100s inaugurated the new services with a flight from Brussels to Genève. Four other flights were operated that day. On the following day, 22 services were operated. […]
British European moved quickly to take over some of the route which had been flown by bankrupt Belgian airline SABENA. On 7 November, the day after SABENA suspended operations, British European began services to Brussels from Newcastle, Birmingham, and Edinburgh. Both the Newcastle and Birmingham services are operated by some […]
OGMA Industria Aeronautica de Portugal, S.A., of Alverca, Portugal, and aircraft broker Hamilton Services have partnered in a joint venture to offer third-party maintenance support for the BAe 146 and Avro RJ. Government-owned OGMA has extensive experience maintaining Portuguese Air Force aircraft and overhauling Rolls Royce and other engines. In […]
Belgian national airline SABENA suspended all operations on 6 November. Since 5 October, SABENA had been operating under ‘Judicial Composition’, a status similar to that of US Chapter 11 bankruptcy that gave it time to attempt to re-organize. The European Commission agreed to allow the Belgian government to provide a […]