CityJet has painted BAe 146-200 EI-CNQ (msn E2031) into its own colors, for use on routes from Dublin to Malaga and London City. She is the only CityJet 146 not painted in Air France colors.
Czech tour operator Discovery Travel has announced plans to operate a BAe 146 on regular flights between Prague and the town of Kunovice in southern Moravia. Discovery said it would operate the first flight on 4 March, but it has yet to secure a suitable aircraft.
SN Brussels Airlines has renewed merger talks with Virgin Express. Both airlines are based at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport. They had explored a merger two years ago, but nothing had come of the discussions. SN Brussels operates five BAe 146-200s, fourteen Avro RJ85s, and twelve Avro RJ100s.
Austrian Arrows has wet-leased several BAe 146s from WDL Aviation to cover for repairs to one of its Fokker 70s that landed in a field short of Münich Airport on 5 January after it lost engine power. Austrian Arrows is the new name for Austrian Airlines’ regional subsidiary Tyrolean. Tyrolean […]
When financially-troubled Azzurra Air parked its fleet of four Avro RJ70s and three RJ85s at Exeter in December, it blamed the move on the aircraft’s high maintenance costs. But Air Malta has now explained that it took the initiative to repossess the aircraft — which it had leased to Azzurra […]
Mesaba Airlines has announced that Northwest Airlines will not terminate its contract to fly Avro RJ85s on behalf of Northwest Jet Airlink. Northwest indicated last fall that it was considering ending the contract because of high costs. Part of the problem is that the scope clause in Northwest’s contract with […]
The Swiss Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has published its report on the crash of Crossair Avro RJ100 HB-IXM on 24 November 2001. The RJ100 crashed near Bassersdorf, Switzerland, while approaching runway 28 at Zürich airport in poor weather. 21 passengers and three crew members lost their lives in the accident, […]
German airline Eurowings has extended its leases on five BAe 146s (four Series 300 and one Series 200). The airline currently operates eight 146s, having returned two series 200s in 2003. “We find that the BAe 146 is the right size aircraft with good economics for our operations,” Eurowings Senior […]