The first BAe 146-300 to be converted to freighter configuration under the relaunched QT program made her first flight from Bacău on 29 January. The former Flightline series 300, G-BPNT (msn E3126) was fitted with a large cargo door by Aerostar. G-BPNT had been returned to BAE Systems off-lease in […]
Iranian BAe 146 operator Taban Air has had its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) revoked following a landing accident to one of its Tupolev Tu-154s. The Tu-154 over-ran the runway at Mashhad on January 24 and was destroyed in the subequent fire, with 46 passengers being injured. The airline also has […]
BAe 146-100 ZA-MAK (msn E1085) of Albanian Airlines was ferried home on 10 January, following the completion of her lease to Kenya’s Jetlink Express, routing via Cairo and Antalya. She is now once again flying on Albanian’s own services, but without titles and still showing traces of her recent lease.
CityLine is beginning to retire its eighteen Avro RJ85s. The first to leave was RJ85 D-AVRL (msn E2285), who operated her last flight in early January. Thirteen of the airline’s eighteen RJ85s are on lease from BAE Systems, and will be returned between March and the end of 2011. The […]
Eurowings has announced a drastic reduction in its fleet, which will see all of its Bombardier CRJ200s and CRJ700s phased out. The airline has already been drawing down its BAe 146 fleet. D-AEWO (msn E3162) was the first to leave, in May. Since then, retirements have taken place on a […]
Indonesia’s Riau Airlines ceased services on its Pekanbaru-Jakarta route, which it had been operating with its two Avro RJ100s, on 6 January. The airline opened the route in December 2008, but faced stiff competition from other airlines. In the face of continuing losses it has decided to close the route […]
The final report on the crash of Aviastar Mandiri’s BAe 146-300 PK-BRD (msn E3189) concludes that “[t]he crew did not appear to have awareness of the aircraft’s proximity with terrain until impact with terrain was imminent” and that it “did not act on the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System aural […]
Greek Avro RJ operator Aegean Airlines began two new international routes on 1 January, to Tel Aviv and Belgrade. Both will be served daily using Avro RJ100s.
The operations of South Africa’s Airlink were thrown into disarray after its fleet of Jetstream was grounded by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on December 23. The grounding order followed a string of incidents with the type. The airline’s BAe 146 fleet continues to operate, as do its Embraer […]