Monthly Archives: May 2013


Eznis Airways Avro RJ85s sold

Eznis Airways’s two Avro RJ85s, JU-9909 (msn E2257) and JU-9915 (msn E2261), have been sold. JU9919 departed Ulaanbaatar on 18 April for Kyiv, and JU9909 followed on 7 May. Eznis’ acquisition of the RJ85s in 2011 was trumpeted by Falko, but in the event they remained in Mongolia for less […]


US Forest Service awards ‘Next Generation’ air tanker contracts

The US Forest Service awarded its long-awaited ‘Next Generation’ air tanker contracts, worth USD158 million, on 6 May. The contracts had been initially awarded in August 2012, but then rescinded after the General Accountability Office (GAO) upheld protests from some of the un-successful bidders. The new recipients include Minden Air, […]


TCAS upgrade for BAe 146s and Avro RJs approved by EASA

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved BAE Systems Regional Aircraft’s modification upgrading TCAS installations on Europe-based BAe 146s and Avro RJs to the new TCAS 7.1 standard. All aircraft flying in European airspace must meet the new standard from 1 December 2015. In some cases, the upgrade requires […]