Former CityJet BAe 146-200 N146BL (msn E2053 ex EI-CWC) was delivered to South Africa’s Executive Turbine. She departed Norwich on 7 November, arriving at Lanseria Airport outside Johannesburg a few days later. She is thought to be intended for Lonrho’s Fly540.
Another Peruvian airline is adding BAe 146s to their fleet. Star Perú has acquired the two Druk Air BAe 146-100s. Star Perú currently operate a fleet of Boeing 737-200s and Antonov 24 and 26s on domestic flights within Peru. They have been looking for a smaller jet able to fly into […]
South African airline Safair is reported to have acquired six former Mesaba Avro RJ85s. Safair is no stranger to the BAe 146 series, having operated a series 100QT freighter and a 200QC convertible freighter between 1991 and 1995. The first RJ85 for the airline, N505XJ (msn E2313) left Marana in […]
Indian Avro RJ operator MDLR Airlines was awarded a regional airline licence by the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The award frees the airline from the legal cloud under which they have been operating, as their previous licence only allowed unscheduled flights. The new regional airline licence, introduced […]
Christmas is a time for families to get together, and Atlantic Airways‘s BAe 146s and Avro RJs did just that, flying in to their home base at Vágar Airport. Although all seven 146s and RJs came together on 23 December, one had to return to Denmark to cover for weather […]
Air France-KLM have announced that they have agreed to acquire VLM. The move will solidify Air France’s position at London City, where CityJet already has a major presence. Together, VLM and CityJet will hold almost half the slots at London City. VLM’s fleet is composed of eighteen Fokker 50s, but […]
An Avro RJ70 operated by Indian airline MDLR Airlines narrowly avoided a collision with a JetLite flight during takeoff from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on 17 December. The MDLR RJ70 had taken off from runway 28/10, while the JetLite flight had departed runway 27/09 almost simultaneously. The two aircraft […]
Former Flybe BAe 146-100 G-JEAU (msn E1035) has found a new career. She had been withdrawn from use in late 2003, and eventually parted out, with her hulk languishing at Exeter. Now her fuselage has been placed in the flooded Tidenham quarry, near Chepstow (Gloucestershire), site of the National Diving […]
Lessor Tronos demonstrated BAe 146-200 G-FLTD (msn E2042) to Air Panama in late November. G-FLTD stopped at Air Panama’s base at Panama City’s domestic airport while on her delivery flight to Chilean airline Aerovías DAP. Air Panama is considering leasing a 146 for use on its services. Air Panama, formerly […]
Labor trouble at Australian airline National Jet Systems (NJS) is threatening to disrupt operations of its 11-strong BAe 146 fleet. The long-running dispute between the company and their pilots covers a range of issues, including compensation, work rules, and union representation.