Spanish airline Orionair is operating BAe 146-300 EC-JVJ (msn E3195) on behalf of Flybe. The lease began on 1 September, and is scheduled to last until the end of October. She replaces WDL Aviation‘s BAe 146-200 D-AMGL (msn E2055), which had been flying for Flybe since the spring.
A new Mexican start-up airline, Quest Mexicana SA de CV, has signed leases with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft for four BAe 146-200s. Quest Mexicana will be based in Cancún, on the Yucatan peninsula, and operate as Ka’an Beel Air (KBA). The airline is being established by the Lomas Travel group […]
The Swiss Avro RJ100 that was damaged in a landing accident at London City on 18 August was placed on a barge and floated across to the Royal Albert Dock, where a temporary hangar is being erected so that she might be repaired. RJ100 HB-IYU (msn E3379) suffered substantial damage […]
A new Spanish airline, TAER Andalus, is planning to operate BAe 146s from Córdoba, in Andalucía, to points within Spain and northern Africa. A single aircraft would be operated beginning in April 2008, and then joined by a second in June, eventually building up to a fleet of four. The […]
Brussels Airlines has announced that they are forming a joint venture with Hewa Bora Airways to operate a new airline in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The as yet un-named airline would operate domestic and regional services, and offer connections to Brussels Airlines’ flights to Europe. Operations would begin […]
New Zealand start-up Kiwijet has announced that it intends to lease four Avro RJ100s from BAE Systems for low-fare operations. Formed in May, Kiwijet initially planned to operate 140-seat Boeing 737-300s, closely following the Southwest Airlines model. When this proved too ambitious, the airline switched its plans to the much […]
Avro RJ100 SE-DSO (msn E3221) is once again flying for Malmö Aviation, after spending a year flying on behalf of Skyways. She was flown to Eindhoven in early September to be repainted in Malmö’s colors, and then returned to service.
Conversion of the first BAe 146 for the re-launched BAe 146QT (Quiet Trader) freighter program is proceeding on schedule. The prime contractor, Aerostar, has received EASA Part 135 approval for the BAe 146, allowing work to begin. The first converted aircraft, former Flybe Series 200 G-JEAJ (msn E2099), is at […]
The third Avro RJ70 for Indian airline MDLR Airlines was seen at Norwich on 2 September being readied for delivery. Like both of the airline’s two current RJ70s, she is a former Turkish Airlines example. G-CDNC (msn E1252) had originally been built for US airline Business Express, but that airline’s […]
As scheduled, SAS began a twice daily service between London City and Oslo (Gardermoen) on 28 August. The service is operated by Transwede, using Avro RJ70 SE-DJP (msn E1254 ex EI-COQ). The RJ70 was switched to the Oslo route after RJ85 SE-DJN (msn E2231) took over the Stockholm (Arlanda) to […]