Monthly Archives: August 2008


Flightline BAe 146 damaged in thunderstorm

The summer of 2008 seems to be proving an unfortunate one for Flightline‘s BAe 146s. After series 200 G-OZRH (msn E2047) was damaged by a lightning strike in late July, sistership G-CLHD (msn E2023) was damaged in a thunderstorm while overnighting at Milano Malpensa on 14-15 August. Strong winds blew […]


MDLR flies for GoAir

Indian Avro RJ70 operator MDLR Airlines has sold seats on its services to low-fare carrier GoAir. Indian aviation rules require domestic airlines to operate a minimum proportion of their services to poorly-connected smaller cities, but airlines can meet this requirement by buying capacity on other airlines. This is what GoAir […]


Riau Airlines resumes operations

Future Avro RJ100 operator Riau Airlines resumed operations on 8 August. The airline had been grounded since 27 July, after the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended its operating certificate due to several safety-critical positions being vacant. The airline’s chief pilot and its manager of operations had both […]