First former Mesaba Avro RJ85 delivered to Dubai Air Wing


Dubai Air Wing RJ85 N511XJ

RJ85 N511XJ departing Malta on her delivery flight to Dubai (Malcolm Bezzina)

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.

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