Monthly Archives: April 2002


BAE Systems denies plans to revive Avro RJX

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 […]


Turmoil at Southern Australia

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 […]


BAe 146-300 delivered to Air Jet

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.

Air Jet BAe 146-300 G-BTUY

Swiss takes off

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 […]