Monthly Archives: February 2009

More BAe 146s parted out

More BAe 146 have been parted out, victims of the bleak economic conditions that gave them little hope of returning to the air, particularly if an expensive heavy check is needed. Two BAe 146s met their ends at Southend. Former Air China series 100 FAB-098, never having been delivered to […]

Italiatour Airlines Avro RJ85 I-CLBA

First Italiatour Avro RJ painted

The first former Club Air Avro RJ for startup Italiatour Airlines has been painted. Avro RJ85 I-CLBA (msn E2300) returned to Verona on 21 February after being painted at Köln. The company intends to begin operations shortly, initially flying from Brescia’s Montichiari Airport to Roma (Fiumicino), Napoli, and Catania. Catullo […]

WDL adds two more BAe 146s

German BAe 146 operator WDL Aviation is aquiring two more BAe 146s. The airline has bought former CityJet series 300s EI-DEX (msn E3157) and EI-DEW (msn E3142). Both had been in storage at Norwich. EI-DEX was re-registered as D-AMAX, and left Norwich on 18 February. She had been due to […]


BA CityFlyer mishap closes London City

An Avro RJ100 of BA CityFlyer experienced a problem with its nose gear on landing at London City on 5 February. RJ100 G-BZAW (msn E3354) was operating flight BA8725 from Glasgow to London City with 25 passengers, when the crew reported possible nose gear problems while on approach. Emergency services […]