Kyrgyzstan’s Avia Traffic Company (ATC) has added a second former Brussels Airlines BAe 146 to its fleet. BAe 146-200 OO-DJG (msn E2180) was delivered to the airline as EX-27007 and departed Bruxelles on 16 October, routing via Kishinev/Chisinau-Akyrau-Bishkek/Manas. OO-DJG had been in storage at Bruxelles since being withdrawn from service […]
After over a year, Air Libya has finally applied its titles to BAe 146-300 5A-DKQ (msn E3191). She has been flying for Air Libya since February 2009.
Exeter Airport appears to have gone on a cleaning spree, with several former Flybe BAe 146-200s that had been in storage for a long time being broken up and removed. G-GNTZ (msn E2036), G-JEAS (msn E2020), and G-MANS (msn E2088) were all broken up in early October. The remains of […]
The European Commissioner for Competition has postponed a decision on the proposed merger of Aegean Airlines with rival Olympic Air until January 2011. The Commission launched an in-depth investigation into the merger in July, due to concerns that the combined airline would dominate the domestic market. A decision had initially […]
Finland’s Blue1 has returned the second Avro RJ85 it had leased from CityJet. RJ85 OH-SAR (msn E2350 ex EI-RJM) was ferried to Norwich on 11 October. After being stripped of her Blue1 colors and being re-registered EI-RJM, she was placed in storage along with sistership EI-RJL (msn E2349 ex OH-SAQ), […]
As part of its on-going efforts to promote the Avro Business Jet (ABJ), BAE Systems Regional Aircraft introduced the ABJ Fusion at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) show in Atlanta on 19 October. The ABJ Fusion is aimed at the luxury charter market. It features a large open plan […]
Heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne chartered Bulgaria Air‘s VIP-configured Avro RJ70, LZ-TIM (msn E1258), for the European legs of his 2010 “Scream Tour”. LZ-TIM is proving popular with rock groups, its 26-seat interior and capacious cargo hold being ideally sized for a band and its entourage, and their baggage. In […]
Bolivian mining company Minera San Cristóbal (MSC) has acquired former Jazz BAe 146-200 C-GCUP (msn E2096 ex C-FBAF) from Tronos. She had been in storage at Summerside since 2005. At one point she had been earmarked for service in Congo. That deal fell through, however, and she remained at Summerside. […]