Albanian airline Belle Air has returned off-lease to Hemus Air/Bulgaria Air both the BAe 146s that it had been operating. Belle Air has regularly been leasing in 146s for several years. During this summer, series 300s LZ-HBE (msn E3131) and LZ-HBF (msn E3159) had been in use. Both were returned […]
BA CityFlyer placed its first Embraer 170 into service on 27 September, replacing Avro RJs on routes to Edinburgh and Amsterdam. Just two days earlier, RJ100 G-BZAX (msn E3356) flew her last service, from London City to Glasgow, still wearing BA Connect titles. On the following day, she was ferried […]
German airline WDL Aviation flew BAe 146-200 D-AMAJ (msn E2028) from Köln to Venezia on 26 September on a private flight for a friend of the airline’s owner. For the occasion, D-AMAJ sported “Ingrid Air” titles to celebrate the guest of honor.
Italiatour Airlines has cancelled all its flights following maintenance problems with its sole aircraft, Avro RJ85 I-CLBA (msn E2300). The emergency oxygen system was discovered not to be functioning properly following a flight from Crotone to Bologna on 21 September. The RJ85 was later ferried to the airline’s base at Brescia, […]
Former CityJet BAe 146-300 D-ALIN (msn E3142 ex EI-DEW) was delivered to German airline WDL Aviation on 19 September. She joins sistership D-AMAX (msn E3157 ex EI-DEX), who was delivered to the German airline in February.
New Maltese BAe 146 operator Efly began services on 19 September, with a flight from Malta to Catania. Efly’s BAe 146-300, 9H-ELE (msn E3209), left Malta on shedule at 06:50 as LEF1002, with 56 passengers on board. She then returned to Malta two hours later as LEF1003. A second round […]
BAE Systems and Quest International UK, a firm based in Cheadle, Cheshire, are offering a new active air management system, called AirManager, which they claim will set a new standard for exceptionally clean air on board aircraft. AirManager uses Close Coupled Field Technology (CCFT), which is a contained and safe […]
BAE Systems has announced that it will close its Woodford factory, where Avro RJs were once built. With the end of Avro RJ production and the imminent completion of the Nimrod MRA4 program, the company no longer has any work for the plant. An estimated 630 jobs will be lost […]
Bolivia’s Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) is adding another BAe 146-200, their fifth. The newest example is a former Flightline series 200, G-FLTB (msn E2024). Like the airline’s other 146s, she has been acquired from lessor Tronos on a lease-purchase agreement. She had been stored at Southend since Flightline ceased operations […]
Air Dolomiti operated its last BAe 146 flight, EN8071 from Wien to Verona, on 13 September. On this flight, BAe 146-300 I-ADJJ (msn E3155) replaced the regularly scheduled ATR42. I-ADJJ is the last of Air Dolomiti’s once five-strong BAe 146 fleet. The airline received five Embraer 195s to replace the […]