A Lufthansa Regional Avro RJ85, D-AVRN (msn E2293), suffered a serious icing incident on 21 March. She was operating flight LH4062 from Frankfurt to Firenze. While climbing through 11,000 feet, significant pitch oscillations began that the crew had difficulty controlling. Controllability increased substantially once the aircraft had descended below 8,000 […]
South African airline Safair is operating one of its Avro RJ85s on behalf of Airlink. Avro RJ85 ZS-ASW (msn E2313 ex N505XJ) is one of several former Mesaba RJ85s that Safair has acquired. She was delivered to South Africa in late 2007.
Star Perú has painted the first of two former Druk Air BAe 146-100s into their colors. Like the rest of the airline’s fleet, E1199 has colorful pictures of local sites and peoples on her tail, using photographs provided by photographer Miguel Cano Alva Vidal. A group shot of local people […]
PRISMA Aviation Services arranged for the sale of BAe 146-200 RP-C2997 (msn E2178) from Monsanto Enterprises Ltd to First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting. E2178 is currently operated by Asian Spirit, but the airline wants to focus their BAe 146 fleet on the smaller series 100. First Kuwaiti plan to use […]
Belgian airline VLM has ended its lease of Flightline BAe 146-300 G-BPNT (msn E3126) on 29 February. VLM leased the 146 beginning in April 2007, to assess the feasibility of introducing jet services on their routes from London City Airport. Named Spirit of Rotterdam, she operated primarily between London City […]
British Airways is evaluating several types as potential replacements for BA CityFlyer‘s fleet of Avro RJ100s. BA CityFlyer operate ten RJ100s on services from London City, and are scheduled to add two former Blue1 RJ85s in late spring. Embraer’s E-Jet family is a prime candidate, as the Embraer 170 was […]