Monthly Archives: March 2011


Jagson Airlines stillborn?

India’s Jagson Airlines plans to begin scheduled regional operations appear to have been stillborn. The airline has received a no-objection certificate from the government, but the permit expired without it starting operations. Jagson had purchased former Royal Jet Avro RJ85 G-CFZM (msn E2299 ex A6-RJE). The RJ85 was painted in […]


Eznis Airways to add Avro RJ85s

Mongolia’s Eznis Airways is planning to add two former Lufthansa Avro RJ85s. The airline signed a letter of intent to purchase the aircraft with BAE Systems, for delivery in May and June. Eznis currently operates four SAAB 340Bs on services to domestic destinations and on two international routes, to towns […]


Air National gives up

New Zealand’s Air National has relinquished its AOC, giving up its fight to return to the air. The airline has been grounded since early February. The initial 10-day grounding, imposed for what the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) called “an appalling history of non-compliance with minimum safety standards”, was extended twice. […]


Air Libya BAe 146 survives Benghazi fighting

Air Libya‘s BAe 146-300, 5A-DKQ (msn E3191), appears to have survived the fighting around Benghazi’s Benina International Airport. The 146 is visible, apparently undamaged, in video shot at the airport on 6 March. The airport has been the scene of fierce fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi […]


RAF BAe 146 CC.2 ZE701

RAF BAe 146 takes part in Libyan evacuations

A BAe 146 from the Royal Air Force’s No.32 (The Royal) Squadron took part in Operation Deference, the effort to evacuate British citizens from Libya, where the government has responded violently to popular demands for reform. BAe 146 CC.2 ZE701 (msn E1029) was positioned to Malta on 24 February, staging […]