The European Commission has questioned whether the proposed merger of Aegean Airlines with rival Olympic Air would meet European Union competition regulations, as the combined airline would operate the vast majority of domestic flights. An in-depth investigation has been launched, with a formal decision on the merger plan due in […]
Albanian Airlines has withdrawn from use BAe 146-100 ZA-MAK (msn E1085). The aircraft was due for a heavy check, which was thought to be uneconomic, and so she was parked at Tirana in March and used as a source of spares for the rest of the airline’s fleet. Albanian’s new […]
StarPerú has adopted a new color scheme for its fleet of BAe 146s, their third in as many years. The new scheme features a red line along the fuselage, with the company’s logo also in red. As part of the re-design, the airline also changed the spelling of its name […]
Irish Avro RJ operator CityJet has renewed its JetSpares support contract with BAE Systems for another five years. The airline also extended its Tech 21 service contract which entitles it to priority technical support (AOG), including regular customer support reviews on fleet dispatch reliability, the services of a dedicated customer […]
BA CityFlyer operated its last Avro RJ service on 14 July when Avro RJ85 G-LCYB (msn E2383) flew flight BA8725 from Glasgow to London City. G-LCYB thereafter was ferried to Kemble for handback maintenance.
Eighteen months of hard work were rewarded when Cello Aviation received its AOC from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on 9 July. The airline operated its first charter with BAe 146-200 G-RAJJ (msn E2108) a scant three days later, with a light to Germany on behalf of a […]
Greece’s Astra Airlines has painted BAe 146-300 SX-DIX (msn E3193), which hitherto had been operated in the basic colors of former operator Air Dolomiti, into a striking overall green scheme that mirrors the blue one of sistership SX-DIZ (msn E3206).
Cobham Aviation Services is adding two more BAe 146s and Avro RJs to its fleet. The new agreement with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft covers a BAe 146-300QT and an additional Avro RJ100. The freighter is G-BPNT (msn E3126). She was the first BAe 146-300 to be converted to a freighter […]