Nüremberg-based FlairJet has acquired former CityLine Avro RJ85 D-AVRK (msn E2278). FlairJet, part of Flair Aviation, operates a fleet of business jets. D-AVRK had operated her last flight for Lufthansa Regional in December 2010, and then been flown to Köln for storage. She had remained there since, occasionally lending parts […]
Kyrgyzstan’s Avia Traffic Company has painted BAe 146-200 EX-27007 (msn E2180) in the new color scheme adopted with the delivery of its first Boeing 737. The airline’s two 146s had remained in the basic colors of previous operator Brussels Airlines. EX-27007 was noted wearing the new colors at Yekaterinburg-Koltsovo on […]
Tronos has delivered the third BAe 146 air tanker to Neptune Aviation. The former Flybe series 200 N472NA (msn E2138) was converted at Tronos’ Summerside base. She was then ferried to Missoula, via Green Bay, on 24 October. Though sporting Neptune’s red tail, her light blue underside reveals her Flybe […]
Brussels Airlines withdrew its last Avro RJ85 with the introduction of its winter schedule on 25 October. After first withdrawing its BAe 146s from service, the airline began withdrawing its fourteen RJ85s in early 2011. By the beginning of September, four RJ85s remained. OO-DJY (msn E2302) operated her last service, […]
Avro RJ100 UR-CJW (msn E3358) was noted painted in full Mahan Air colors on 23 October at Tehran. She had arrived in Iran in late September, devoid of any markings save for small Ukrainian flags near the forward doors.
A second BAe 146 is being prepared for service with Equatorial Guinea’s Air Annobón. The airline is already leasing BAe 146-300 ZS-SOR (msn E3155) from Fair Aviation. SZ-SOR departed Lanseria for Equatorial Guinea on 5 July, but has apparently not yet been able to begin service due to delays in […]
Avro RJ85 A2-ABH (msn E3204 ex D-AVRQ) left Germany on 19 October on her ferry flight to Botswana. She is the second of two former CityLine Avro RJ85s acquired by Air Botswana to replace its BAe 146-100s. The airline is expecting to launch a service from Gaborone to Nairobi soon.
A new Tanzanian airline, Fly Tanzania, is planning to begin operating using BAe 146-300 ZS-SOU (msn E3118). A former Eurowings example, ZS-SOU has been sitting idle at Lanseria since her arrival in South Africa in July 2010. She was ferried to Dar es Salaam in early October. Any details on […]
Korongo Airlines‘ first BAe 146-200, OO-MJE (msn E2192), has returned to Bruxelles for heavy maintenance, arriving on October 18. Sistership OO-DJJ (msn E2196) remains in Congo to serve as backup for the airline’s Boeing 737. Until recently, the 146s operated twice a week from Lubumbashi to Mbuji-Mayi and on to […]
QinetiQ’s Avro RJ100 G-BZAY (msn E3368) has entered service with the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) at Boscombe Down, carrying the new Royal Air Force serial QQ101. An Avro RJ70 is also due to join the ETPS fleet.