Monthly Archives: December 2002


Honeywell sues over Avro RJX cancellation

Honeywell is suing BAE Systems for cancelling the Avro RJX. Honeywell was to have provided its new AS977 engine for the new type, as well as other equipment. It has filed two writs in the High Court, claiming USD21 million in damages, alleging that it has not been paid for […]


Flybe expands

Exeter-based BAe 146 operator Flybe is planning a significant route expansion in March 2003, with several new services from Southampton and Birmingham. The airline will establish a new hub at Southampton, and operate services to Milano Bergamo, Genève, Dublin, Belfast City, and Jersey with a mixture of BAe 146s and […]


Avro RJX competitors stumble

Over a year after BAE Systems abruptly cancelled the Avro RJX program, most of its competitors have encountered problems. The Fairchild Dornier 728 program has fallen victim of the company’s bankruptcy. Although the prototype was rolled out, it never flew. Frantic efforts to save the program appear unlikely to succeed, […]


Flybe BAe 146 experiences flight upset

BAe 146-200 G-JEAX (msn E2136) of Flybe experienced an unexplained, severe, and unexpected movement during normal flight while operating flight BE406 from Birmingham International Airport to Belfast City Airport on 12 December. The flight-deck crew immediately controlled the situation and landed safely at Belfast. The aircraft was carrying 36 passengers and […]