Monthly Archives: February 2003


Ryanair takes the axe to buzz

Ryanair has announced swingeing cuts in the operations of buzz, which it is acquiring from KLM. As of 1 April (when the transaction is scheduled to be closed), all buzz flights will be grounded to allow time for the company to be restructured. Service on most buzz routes will be […]


First BAe 146 painted in Air-Berlin colors

WDL Aviation‘s BAe 146-200 D-AMAJ (msn E2028) has been painted in Air-Berlin colors. She will begin operating on behalf of Air-Berlin on March 1, operating services to London Stansted, Zürich, Vienna, and Bergamo. Until then, she is operating on the Airbus shuttle contract, with the Air-Berlin titles blanked out. Series […]


Avro RJ fleet spared in Swiss cuts

In an effort to stem losses, Swiss has announced a package of emergency measures that will include substantial cuts in its fleet. Twenty aircraft are to be cut, including twelve SAAB 2000s, five ERJ 145s, two MD-83s, and one A321. Its fleet of nineteen Avro RJs (four RJ85s and fifteen […]


British Airways CitiExpress Avro RJ100 G-CFAA

CitiExpress signs Jetspares contract

British Airways CitiExpress has signed a five-year JetSpares contract with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft. The UKP19 million deal extends the airline’s previous deal for coverage of its five BAe 146s and adds support for the sixteen former CityFlyer Avro RJ100s the airline is receiving. JetSpares is a customised support program, […]


Last flight for the Avro RJX

The development Avro RJX-100, G-IRJX, made a final flight on 6 February, when she flew from Woodford to nearby Manchester Airport. She took off at noon, and gave a short farewell display at Woodford before flying over to Manchester. She was flown by test pilot Alan Foster, who had also […]


CityJet to add BAe 146-300s

Air France subsidiary CityJet will add several BAe 146-300s to its fleet of thirteen series 200s. The larger series 300s will allow the airline to add capacity as several new countries join the European Union. The aircraft are likely to be former buzz examples.