The BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft (ARA) participated in a research study aimed at better understanding global climate change during July. The Oxidant and Particle Photochemical Processes (OP3) mission studied how equatorial rain forests influence climate change. FAAM’s BAe 146ARA G-LUXE (msn E3001) was based at Kota Kinabalu, in the […]
Romanian BAe 146 operator Romavia has leased another BAe 146 from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft, to cover for the example that was severely damaged in a landing accident at Bucuresti on 22 April. Former CityJet BAe 146-200 G-CEVF (msn E2062) had been in storage at Bacău since November 2007. She […]
The Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended the operating certificate of Riau Airlines after key personnel resigned. The airline’s chief pilot and its manager of operations both resigned in mid July following disputes with management. As these positions are critical for safe operations, on 24 July the […]
Orionair has returned BAe 146-200 EC-KKY (msn E2108) off-lease to BAE Systems Regional Aircaft. Orionair have apparently experienced considerable problems with this aircraft, and have seldom used her. She has been re-registered G-CFDH.
German BAe 146 operator WDL Aviation is operating BAe 146-200 D-AMAJ (msn E2028) on behalf of KLM Cityhopper to cover for maintenance of the Dutch airline’s Fokker 100s.
A second strike has grounded most flights by Eurowings and Lufthansa CityLine. The 36-hour strike began on 23 July and continued into the next day, resulting in almost 1,000 flights being cancelled. It was called by the Cockpit pilots’ union to demand higher wages. An earlier strike by the same […]
Spanish start-up TAER Andalus has abandoned plans to use a leased BAe 146 on services from Córdoba after failing to reach an agreement with Pan Air Líneas Aéreas. Instead, the airline has opted to lease an ATR42 from Top Fly, which it will operate under the brand name Flysur Líneas […]
Atlantic Airways came to the rescue of a group of Manchester City fans, who were trying to travel to the Faroe Islands to watch their team play in a UEFA Cup qualifier. The group had chartered a fishing trawler to take them from Shetland to the Faroes, but bad weather […]
A tourism company is planning to buy Verona-based Avro RJ operator Club Air. The airline has been grounded since 28 May, when the Italian civil aviation authority, ENAC, declined to extend its temporary license. Its two Avro RJs, RJ85 I-CLBA (msn E2300) and RJ70 I-FASI (msn E2160), have been parked […]
Brussels Airlines has concluded a sale and lease back deal with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft for three of its Avro RJ100s. The deal complements an earlier agreement, signed in 2005, under which the airline has gradually been selling its Avro RJ fleet back to BAE Systems and then immediately leasing […]