An Air Canada Jazz BAe 146 was chartered by Air France when the Concorde operating the Paris-New York flight had divert into Halifax on 19 February because of engine problems. Jazz BAe 146-200 C-GRNT (still painted in full Air Nova colors) was chartered to carry the 47 stranded passengers on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Air China is planning to replace its four BAe 146-100s with Airbus A319s. The order is subject to confirmation from the Chinese government. Air China inherited the four 146s when it was formed from the Beijing division of CAAC in 1989. They are operated on domestic services from Hohot.
SN Brussels Airlines has announced plans to gradually replace its BAe 146 and Avro RJ fleet in the coming years. The airline currently operates six BAe 146-200s, fourteen Avro RJ85s, and twelve RJ100s. An evaluation is currently underway to select a new type to replace them. It is expected to […]
Proposed new German low-cost airline, Express-Airways, has failed to secure sufficient funds to start up as planned. The airline, an off-shoot of cargo carrier Farnair Europe, had proposed using six BAe 146s on low-cost flights between secondary German airports.
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, […]
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 […]
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.