The Bolivian government is requiring that Transportes Aéreos Militares (TAM) convert to a state enterprise. At present, the airline is run by the Air Force, and is in fact formally Grupo Aéreo de Transporte 71 (Air Transport Squadron 71). As a state enterprise, TAM would be regulated by the Civil […]
Bolivia’s Ecojet has received a second former Lufthansa Avro RJ85. Like Ecojet’s first RJ85, D-AVRR (msn E2317) was also sourced from FlairJet. She had been stored at Köln since being withdrawn from use in August 2012. After painting at Lelystad, she was ferried to Bolivia, arriving in Cochabamba on 5 […]
Kyrgyz start-up TezJet began operations on 1 August using BAe 146-200 EX-27002 (msn E2172), acquired from Avia Traffic Company. The company is operating from Bishkek to Osh daily and to Batken four times a week.
Ghana’s Starbow Airlines has awarded a maintenance contract to Aerostar SA. Under the contract, Aerostar will carry out C checks on Starbow’s BAe 146s at its facility in Bacău, Romania. Series 300 9G-SBB (msn E3122) has already undergone annual maintenance at Bacău, flying there on 31 May and returning to […]
After an employee vote, Minden Air has named its air tanker conversion of the BAe 146 the ‘Fireliner’. The name was proposed by Minden Air Captain Lowell Slatter, and then chosen from among five other candidates. Recent news items on Minden Air: