BAE Systems has undertaken a set of low-level flight tests to demonstrate the suitability of the BAe 146-200 as a water bomber. Earlier trials, in October 2004, had used the smaller series 100. The new trials used series 200 G-BRXT (msn E2115). She had been in storage at Kemble since […]
Lessor Tronos has tested a BAe 146 air tanker, making an initial air drop on 28 October. The tanker modification, which was designed especially for Tronos, include a 3,000 US gal internal tank with four drop chutes. Tronos had earlier been involved in a joint project to develop an air […]
South African aviation charter company Bionic Aviation has bought former Air Dolomiti BAe 146-300 G-BSNS (msn E3169 ex I-ADJG) from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft. Bionic Aviation was established in 2006 and is based at Lanseria, outside Johannesburg. It offers a range of services, including maintenance, repair and overhaul management, parts […]
Kenya’s Jetlink Express has leased a second BAe 146, complementing series 100 ZA-MAK (msn E1085) which it is leasing from Albanian Airlines. Series 200 RP-C2997 (msn E2178) of First Kuwaiti Trading Co. was seen at Nairobi in early October.
Albanian Airlines has further revised its color scheme, enlarging the new red and blue logo first adopted a few days ago and applying it on both sides of the tail. BAe 146-200 ZA-MAL (msn E2054) was seen with the revised colors at Bologna on 16 October.
Indian Avro RJ70 operator MDLR Airlines suspended operations on 5 October. India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice in mid-September to the airline after several safety violations were identified during a recent audit. Although the airline’s fleet includes three RJ70s, all on lease from BAE Systems, […]
Azerbaijan-based Evsen Group acquired a 93% share of Albanian Airlines in August, and the head of the group, Dr. Ali Evsen, has become the airline’s President. The new management has introduced a revised color scheme, with a new logo and titles. The logo, which depicts a stylized ‘A’, is green […]
Cobham Aviation Services has won an extension to its contract to operate three BAe 146QTs on behalf of Australian Air Express. The 146QTs are used for overnight freight services connecting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. Cobham, then known as National Jet Systems, first began flying for Australian Air Express in […]
Swedish Avro RJ operator Transwede has announced its intention to shut down by the end of the year, once its last contracts come to an end. The airline operates four Avro RJ70s and two RJ85s. With airlines throughout the world cutting capacity due to the economic crisis, demand for ACMI […]
Italiatour Airlines is planning to switch its hub to Genova beginning on 30 October. Flights will be operated to Barcelona (three times a week), Crotone (daily except Sunday), and Palermo (three times a week). The airline will also continue its routes from Crotone to Bologna and to Brescia (each three […]