Mesaba has reached a new agreement with Northwest Airlines to continue operating 35 Avro RJ85s under the Northwest Airlink banner. Mesaba’s current contract to operate the RJ85s was due to expire in April 2007. It will now be extended under the new 10-year agreement with Northwest. The agreement between the […]
The BAe 146 seems to be a popular mount for touring musicians. This time it was BAe 146-200 VH-YAD (msn E2097) of National Jet Systems, who was chartered for Bette Midler’s concert tour of Australia from late March to early April. She made a number of flights during April, carrying […]
Atlantic Airways, the airline of the Faroe Islands, is adding another BAe 146, boosting its fleet of the type to four. The airline is leasing former Malmö Aviation series 200 msn E2115 as OY-RCW. The airline flies scheduled services from its base at Vágar to Copenhagen, Billund, Reykjavik, Aberdeen, and […]
Flightline is operating its VIP-configured BAe 146-300, G-BPNT (msn E3126), on charter flights for Range Rover.
After many delays, EuroManx finally took delivery of the first of two former Azzurra Air Avro RJ70s. EI-CPJ (msn E1258) arrived at the Isle of Man’s Ronaldsway Airport on 17 April in pouring rain. Later that day, she re-positioned to Galway. She then entered service the following day from Galway […]
Competition authorities in Belgium and the European Union have cleared the merger of Avro RJ and BAe 146 operator SN Brussels Airlines and low-cost operator Virgin Express. Both will become subsidiaries of SN Airholding. The two airlines will remain separate, but routes and timetables will be harmonized beginning from this […]
Exeter-based BAe 146 operator Flybe has decided not to proceed with a plan to lease six former Turkish Airlines Avro RJ100s. The airline had signed a memorandum of understanding with BAE Systems to take the aircraft, and two had already been painted in their colors in anticipation of the leases […]
Romanian airline Romavia is to lease a former Meridiana BAe 146-200 from BAE Systems. The aircraft, G-BVMS (msn E2227), was recently rolled out from Sprayavia’s paintshop at Norwich. Bucharest-based Romavia has a long history of operating British-built aircraft, having flown BAC One-Elevens for many years.
Italian airline Air Dolomiti received BAe 146-300s I-ADJF (msn E3193 ex G-BUHC) and I-ADJH (msn E3129 ex G-BTXN) in early April. They are the first of five 146-300s the airline is acquiring to replace its Bombardier CRJs regional jets.
United Airlines has announced that Air Wisconsin will stop flying for United Express in 2006. Last fall, United issued a request for proposals to replace the 70 regional jets that Air Wisconsin has been flying in the United Express network. The move was part of a series of efforts by […]