The former Azzurra Air Avro RJ70 A6-LIW (msn E1267 ex EI-CPL) departed Basel on delivery to the Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight on 18 April. She has been at Basel since November 2005 for installation of a luxurious VVIP interior, and had initially been registered A6-RJK.
After several delays, new Avro RJ operator MDLR Airlines began operations on 27 April, with a round trip from Chandigarh to Delhi. The early morning departure and late afternoon returns are timed to allow a full day of work in the capital. The initial schedule will be extended to […]
Flightline began operating former Turkish Airlines Avro RJ100 G-OFMC (msn E3264 ex TC-THM) on a twice daily weekday shuttle between Southend and Köln on behalf of Fordair, the flight department of car manufacturer Ford. G-OFMC had initially been registered G-CDUI, but this turned out to be a singularly inappropriate registration […]
Another BAe 146 has come to the end of the road. Air Salvage International (ASI) began parting out former Air Wisconsin BAe 146-300 G-CDPF (msn E3132 ex N614AW). After being withdrawn by Air Wisconsin, she was ferried to Southend in September 2005. Hopes that she might find a new home […]
Lufthansa has announced a long awaited order to begin the renewal of its regional fleet. The airline had ordered Fairchild Dornier 728s, but that manufacturer’s bankruptcy ended that plan. Instead, Lufthansa has been accumulating BAe 146s and Avro RJs. Lufthansa Group airlines currently operate no less than 62 examples of […]
WDL Aviation is flying BAe 146-200 D-AMGL (msn E2055) on services from Düsseldorf on behalf of LTU to cover for maintenance on BAe 146-300 D-AWBA (msn E3134), who normally operates these flights. Recent news items on WDL:
Belgian airline VLM introduced BAe 146-300 G-BPNT (msn E3126) on lease from Flightline on its busy London City to Rotterdam route on 18 April. The 92-seat 146 will operate four of the airline’s ten daily services between the two cities. G-BPNT was painted in full VLM colors at Norwich on […]
Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings has taken delivery of the latest BAe 146 it has leased from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft, D-AEWF (msn E2184), boosting its fleet of the type to fifteen — five series 200s and ten series 300s. The new addition is former National Jet Systems/QantasLink VH-NJJ. She was ferried […]
Evidently pleased with the results of its services from Copenhagen and Stockholm (Arlanda) to London City, SAS has announced its intention to start a third route to the Docklands Airport. A twice daily service to Oslo (Gardermoen) will commence on 28 August. Like the Stockholm service, it will be operated […]
The re-start of Verona-based Club Air has been pushed back to early May.