Yearly Archives: 2001


DAT resumes operations

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. […]

New BAe 146/Avro RJ maintenance program

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 […]

SABENA bankrupt

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 […]

SABENA Avro RJs and BAe 146s

Embraer rolls out Avro RJX competitor

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has rolled out its entry in the 100-seat regional jet race. The 70-seat Embraer 170 (formerly known as the ERJ 170) was rolled out at the manufacturer’s plant at São José dos Campos on 29 October. The 170 competes directly with the Avro RJX-70 (which has […]

Ansett BAe 146s on the election trail

The collapse of Ansett grounded its fleet of seven BAe 146 series 200s, three series 300s, and two series 200QT freighters. Although Ansett is now flying again in a limited “mark 2” version, this only affects the airline’s Airbus A320s operating on trunk routes. However, three of the grounded BAe […]