Tronos procures more BAe 146s for air tanker conversion

BAe 146 N18FF

BAe 146 N18FF arrives in Summerside (Rob Sowald)

Lessor Tronos has acquired two more BAe 146s with an eye to converting them to air tankers, assuming the current trials of series 200 N146FF ‘Tanker 40’ (msn E2049) at Missoula prove successful. The two 146s are both former Flybe series 200s. G-JEAY (E2138) had been in storage at Bacău since February 2008. She was registered to Aircraft Holdings Network on 30 June 2011, as N18FF, and departed Bacau on 8 July, stopping briefly in Southend before beginning the trans-Atlantic crossing. She arrived at Tronos’ base in Summerside on 9 July. G-JEAX (msn E2136) is still in storage at Bacău, having been there since October 2007. She is due to be ferried to Summerside at the end of August.

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