Monthly Archives: September 2009


E-Jets enter service at BA CityFlyer

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 […]


Hemus Air BAe 146-200 LZ-HBB flying for Belle Air

Italiatour suspends services

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, […]


Efly begins services

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 offers cabin air filter

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 […]


Woodford factory to close

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 […]