Romania’s Alfa Air is negotiating the sale of BAe 146-200 YR-ANJ (msn E2079). The VIP-configured 146, which Alfa Air operates on behalf of Casino Rodos and is available for charter, has not flown since last year, the victim of Europe’s, and particularly Greece’s, poor economic conditions.
Iran’s Mahan Air continues to add BAe 146s to its fleet. The latest addition, EP-MOC, which was first noted at Tehran on 22 April in the airline’s full colors, is now believed to be msn E3158 ex G-UKRC. A former Eurowings aircraft, E3158 had been purchased by Manston-based Aviation Capital […]
Indonesia’s Nusantara Air Charter has added an Avro RJ100 to its fleet. The aircraft in question, VH-NBU (msn E2343) was previously operated by Riau Airlines as PK-RAY, and has been in storage at Adelaide since that airline’s demise in 2010. After post-storage maintenance by Cobham Aviation Services Engineering, she left Adelaide on 7 July, still […]
After several delays, Ghana’s Starbow finally took delivery of its third BAe 146. Series 300 9G-SBC (msn E3183 ex G-BUHB) departed Southend on 29 July, routing via Algers. She had been at Southend since May, initially for painting and then awaiting the return of several engines that she had donated […]
QinetiQ’s Avro RJ100 G-BZAY (msn E3368) was painted in a new Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) color scheme at Boscombe Down in early July, but so far neither the Royal Air Force roundel nor her military serial have been applied. She had been ferried to Boscombe Down in early March, […]
Cobham Aviation Services has fitted gravel kits to two BAe 146-100s, allowing them to operate into the unsealed airstrips serving many mines, which hitherto have only been able to accept turboprops. The kits include a special rubber coating on the lower fuselage, a deflector on the nose wheel, a kevlar […]
Swiss has dropped a plan to provide an Avro RJ100 to help Austrian Airlines, a sister airline within the Lufthansa Group, cover for a shortage of flight crews. Austrian recently transferred all of its flying to its subsidiary Tyrolean Airways. However, many of Austrian’s pilots have balked at the transfer, […]
Few would have predicted that Equatorial Guinea would one day have not one but two BAe 146 operators. A new airline, Air Annobón, is planning to operate a BAe 146 on domestic operations, joining current BAe 146 operator Cronos Airlines. Like Cronos, Air Annobón is leasing its 146 from a […]