Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) mandating wing inspections on certain BAe 146s and Avro RJs. The AD follows the detection of a significant crack in the wing top skin of a BAe 146 during a scheduled inspection, and is intended to verify that […]
Transwede will operate an Avro RJ100 on behalf of Skyways, beginning on 20 August, flying 40 trips a week between Stockholm Arlanda and Halmstad. Transwede began operations in May 2005, using a former Azzurra Air Avro RJ70. This RJ70 is currently being flown on behalf of SAS on the Stockholm […]
Malmö Aviation has painted Avro RJ100 SE-DSU (msn E3248) in a special color scheme to support the Swedish national football team in the upcoming Football World Cup. The inscription reads “watch, experience, love”.
Air Wisconsin retired its last BAe 146 on 16 April. The airline has been winding down its BAe 146 operations since last April, when bankrupt United Airlines announced that SkyWest and GoJet would replace Air Wisconsin in the United Express network by 2006. By the end of 2005, only five […]
FAAM’s BAe 146ARA has just returned from a month-long stay in California, where she participated in a program to study mountain rotors, the Terrain-induced Rotor Experiment (T-REX) program. Mountain rotors are intense low-level horizontal vortices that form on the lee sides of mountains and are an important hazard to aviation. […]
Avro RJ100 G-BXAR (msn E3298), who was damaged at Birmingham last 29 December, has returned to service. She got stuck in the mud while undertaking high power engine runs, sustaining damage to the lower fuselage in the process, and then was further damaged when one of the vehicle aiding in […]
Bulgarian airline Hemus Air is adding two BAe 146-300s to its fleet, which already includes three BAe 146-200s. The first, a former Air Wisconsin example (msn E3141 ex N615AW), was ferried from the USA on March 5, routing via Keflavik and Stansted, as LZ-HBD. The second, a former Aer Lingus […]
Flightline is operating BAe 146-300 G-FLTC (msn E3205) on behalf of low-cost airline Jet2. The 146 is used primarily on the route from Manchester to London Gatwick, with three roundtrips a day. G-FLTC was ferried to Manchester on 26 March after painting in basic Jet2 colors.
SN Brussels Airlines is planning to merge with partner airline Virgin Express and adopt a new brand. SN Airholding, SN Brussels’ parent, bought low-cost operator Virgin Express in 2005. The two airlines remained separate, however. Under a plan approved by SN Airholding’s board, they are now to be combined into […]