Turkish Airlines is returning its three Avro RJ70s and seven RJ100s to service. The airline grounded the fleet in late May because of fuel tank contamination. The move led to a testy exchange of press releases with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft, who learned of it from press reports. THY’s RJs are on lease from BAE Systems. Several are scheduled to be returned in the near future. THY recently ordered 31 Airbus A320s and up to 21 Boeing 737-800s to renew its short-haul fleet. It is also considering various types to replace the Avro RJs on regional routes.
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