Korongo Airlines, the new airline being established in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Brussels Airlines in partnership with Georges Forrest International (GFI) and Congolese investors, has received the final authorizations it needed to begin operations. The airline has been ready to go for some time, with trained crews, a […]
Lanseria-based AirQuarius Aviation shut down on 7 February. Several of the South Africa-based BAe 146s were operated on AirQuarius’ AOC; these are apparently being transferred to Freedom Air or Fair Aviation.
Brussels Airlines continues to withdraw its Avro RJ85s and return them off-lease. RJ85 OO-DJN (msn E2275) was the latest to depart, being ferried to Kemble on 14 February. The latest departure reduces the airline’s RJ85 fleet to eight. OO-DJK (msn E2271) was the first RJ85 to depart, in August 2011. […]
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has contracted with Miami’s Kuehne + Nagel to store consumables and rotable spares to support the growing number of BAe 146s, Avro RJs, and Jetstreams being operated in South America. Miami was chosen because of its extensive air connections to the continent.
South Africa’s Airlink has awarded BAE Systems Regional Aircraft a contract to repair a damaged Avro RJ85. RJ85 ZS-SSH (msn E2285) suffered extensive skin damage to the lower fuselage and damage to the nose gear doors when she landed at Johannesburg with her nosewheel retracted on 11 November 2011. No […]
Malmö Aviation will operate one of its Avro RJ100s on behalf of sister company Sverigeflyg during the 2012 summer season. Sverigeflyg is an umbrella brand for seven Swedish local airlines: Blekingeflyg (Ronneby), Flysmaland (Växö), Gotlandsflyg (Visby), Kalmarflyg (Kalmar), Kullaflyg (Angelholm/Helsingborg), and Sundsvallsflyg (Sundsvall). Malmö Aviation parent Braathens Aviation acquired Sverigeflyg […]
Falko has contracted Avman to store up to six Avro RJs at its Manston Airport base. With additional aircraft being returned off-lease by Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa, and Kemble already full, Falko needed additional storage space.
Neptune Aviation continues to add to its fleet of BAe 146 air tankers. In mid-January, the company rolled out its fourth 146 tanker, N473NA/Tanker 01 (msn E2045). Then, in mid-February, it received former Air Wisconsin 146-200 N291UE (msn E2084) from Tronos. Once she has been converted to air tanker configuration, she will […]