The surprise resignation of BAE Systems Chief Executive John Weston, the bankruptcy of Fairchild Dornier, which places its 728 regional jet program in jeopardy, and the revival of the global economy, have led to numerous rumors that BAE Systems was re-thinking its abrupt cancellation of the Avro RJX program. The […]
BAe 146-200 G-OZRH (msn E2047) of Flightline began a 30-month lease to Croatia Airlines at the end of March. She flew her first service, a roundtrip from Zagreb to Bruxelles, on 3 April. Current plans call for the 146 to also be used on flights from Zagreb to Skopje, Zürich, […]
British Airways has taken a further step in its plan to re-structure its regional operations by merging its subsidiaries British Regional Airlines (BRAL) and Brymon to form British Airways CitiExpress (BACX). BRAL was bought by British Airways in March 2001, and the plan to merge it with Brymon was announced […]
Australian BAe 146 operator Southern Australia has been thrown in turmoil by a proposed re-organization of Qantas’ regional subsidiaries, which operate as QantasLink. For some time, Qantas has been thinking of consolidating its five regional airlines into two, one operating jets and one operating turboprops. Most of them operate either […]
French BAe 146 operator Air Jet has taken delivery of BAe 146-300 G-BTUY (msn E3202). She had previously been operated by National Jet Italia (NJI) and was in storage at Exeter since that airline’s demise. She was ferried from Exeter to Le Bourget on 3 April, wearing the new colors recently introduced by the airline.
bmi regional (formerly British Midland Commuter) has ended its BAe 146 operations. bmi regional leased five series 200s in 1999 to take over the franchise services previously operated by Debonair on behalf of Lufthansa. The contract was to run until now but was terminated at the end of November 2001 as […]
Swiss, the new Swiss national airline built around Crossair and the remnants of bankrupt Swissair, took to the air on 31 March. The inaugural flight, LX2991 from Basel to Zürich, was flown by Avro RJ85 HB-IXF (no doubt chosen because she is the only RJ to have already been painted […]