QinetiQ to add Avro RJs

Former BA CityFlyer Avro RJ100 G-BZAY

Former BA CityFlyer Avro RJ100 G-BZAY arrives at Cranfield (Adrian Court)

Defence contractor QinetiQ is set to acquire two Avro RJs to replace the BAC 111 and HS-748 Andover used at the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) at Boscombe Down. The first will be former BA CityFlyer RJ100 G-BZAY (msn E3368), while an RJ70 will be added later. G-BZAY, who had been in storage at Kemble since Jun 2010, was ferried to Cranfield on December 16 to be prepared for QinetiQ.

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