Monthly Archives: April 2009


Brussels Airlines aircrew strike averted

A threatened strike by Brussels Airlines‘ aircrew was narrowly averted when the airline rescinded cost-cutting measures. The Belgian Cockpit Association (BeCA) had announced on 29 April that Brussels Airlines pilots would go on indefinite strike beginning at 05:00 on 30 April, to protest against cost-cutting measures the airline had imposed […]


Royal Jet Avro RJ85 returned

Royal Jet has returned its Avro RJ85 to BAE Systems Regional Aircraft. She ferried through Budapest on 1 April, continuing to Kemble on the following day. The return was agreed as part of a transaction in which Abu Dhabi’s Amiri Flight acquired an Avro RJ100 Avro Business Jet. That aircraft, […]

Royal Jet Avro RJ85 A6-RJE

Syrian Pearl BAe 146-300 EC-JVO

Syrian lifeline for Orionair

Spanish airline Orionair has received a one-year ACMI contract to operate its two BAe 146s on behalf of a new Syrian airline, Syrian Pearl. Syrian Pearl, a joint venture of Cham Holding, Syrianair, Kuwaiti company Aqeeq Aviation, and several individual investors, will be Syria’s first private scheduled airline. Operations are […]


Italiatour Airlines begins operations

New Italian Avro RJ operators Italiatour Airlines flew its first services on 8 April, when Avro RJ85 I-CLBA (msn E2300) operated flight OI111 from Brescia to Roma Fiumicino. She then continued to Crotone as OI312, arriving an hour behind schedule. The RJ85 then retraced her steps. A similar rotation was […]

Italiatour Avro RJ85 I-CLBA