All four former Sky Wings Avro RJ100s are now in Iran flying for Mahan Air, having arrived via Ukraine. The first pair, UR-CJW (msn E3358 ex SX-DMC) and UR-CKF (msn E3341 ex SX-DMA), had been delivered last September. Now the second pair has joined them. UR-CKG (msn E3362 ex SX-DMD) was ferried to […]
Tajikistan’s national airline, Tajik Air, leased an Avro RJ100 from Asian Express Airlines to operate on domestic and regional routes from Dushanbe. Asian Express has taken delivery of three RJ100s and one RJ85, but has yet to begin services. The first flight for Tajik Air, from Dushanbe to Almaty, took […]
The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM)’s BAe 146-301ARA G-LUXE (msn E3001) left Cranfield for the Arctic on 18 March for a new scientific campaign, dubbed ACCACIA (Aerosol Cloud-Coupling and Climate Interactions in the Arctic). She will operate from three weeks from Kiruna in northern Sweden. From there, she will […]
Air Libya has bought BAe 146-200 ZS-SOV (msn E2077) from South Africa’s Vulkan Air. The 146 had been operating for Air Libya since December 2011. She has been re-registered 5A-FLC. Air Libya also operates BAe 146-300 5A-DKQ (msn E3191) and Avro RJ100 5A-FLB (msn E3234) and is awaiting the delivery […]
Ukrainian airline Aviatrans K, based in Kyiv, has acquired a former Brussels Airlines RJ85, UR-CKH (msn E2289 ex OO-DJQ). She was stored at Southend after being returned off-lease in January 2012, during which time she was registered as G-CHDO. In October of that year she was ferried to Craiova. After […]
Ghana’s Starbow Airlines was appointed Frankfurt’s DVB Bank to advise it on its fleet renewal. Starbow currently operates three BAe 146-300s and one -200, which it acquired in 2011 and 2012.
Aerovías DAP‘s BAe 146-200 CC-ACO (msn E2094) made the first ever commercial night landing in the Antarctic on 7 February. She arrived at Isla Rey Jorge at 0130 in the morning, local time, with 70 passengers. Two of DAP’s veteran pilot, Sergio Cortés and Federico Klock, were at the controls. […]
The Royal Air Force has taken delivery of its first BAe 146 C3, ZE707 (msn E2188 ex OO-TAZ). Together with sistership ZE708 (msn E2211 ex OO-TAY), she was modified to RAF standards by Hawker Aviation at Hawarden Airport outside Chester, under sub-contract from BAE Systems. An important part of the […]