The first of three former Mesaba Avro RJ85s acquired by Dubai’s Air Wing was delivered in late June. RJ85 N511XJ (msn E2325) departed Calgary on 18 June after maintenance and painting in Dubai Air Wing colors. She transited through Europe and then Malta. Her arrival in Malta proved eventful, as she hit hard on the nose-wheel and bounced. The pilot elected to go around, and then held off the airport to check the landing gear before returning to land, this time without problems. Later that day, N511XJ continued on her delivery flight.