Monthly Archives: December 2007


MDLR obtains regional airline licence

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 […]

Air France-KLM buy VLM

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 […]

MDLR Avro RJ70 in near-collision

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 […]

The fuselage of G-JEAU is lowered into the NDAC

Former Flybe 146 dunked

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 She had been withdrawn from use in late 2003, and eventually parted out, with her hulk languishing at Exeter.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 […]