Dart Airlines appears to have taken over much of Aviatrans K‘s fleet, including Avro RJ85 UR-CKH (msn E2289) and several McDonnell Douglas MD-80s. UR-CKH was registered to Kyiv-based Dart on 26 December. Like Aviatrans K, Dart Airlines is based in Kyiv. It started operations in 1997, concentrating on business charter flights. In […]
Long-term Norwich resident Avro RJ85 EI-WXB (msn E2311) was broken up in December and January. She never flew again after arriving at Norwich on 13 May 2008 as N504XJ, but contributed to keeping her sisterships in the air by donating parts. What was left was moved to the airport’s new […]
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed that the cost of repairs to Royal Air Force aircraft damaged by the hailstorm that hit Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan in April 2013 has already reached almost UKP13 milion, and will continue to grow as the remaining damaged aircraft are […]
QinetiQ’s Avro RJ70 G-BVRJ (msn E1254) was painted in Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) colors, though she still lacks the Royal Air Force roundel and fin flash, presumably because she is still civil registered. She was ferried to Cranfield for annual maintenance on 17 January.
Posts about BAe 146s being broken up have become depressingly frequent. The latest victim of the breaker’s axe was series 100 G-BLRA (ms E1017), which had most recently been operated by the BAE Systems Corporate Air Travel department. She has been parked at Exeter since May 2011, after being replaced by series 200 […]
Aerovías DAP has been operating BAe 146-200 CC-ACO (msn E2094) in support of the Dakar 2014 rally. The Dakar Rally is an off-road endurance event organized organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. It was previously known as the “Paris–Dakar Rally” and run from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal, until security […]
Neptune Aviation‘s contract to operate two BAe 146 air tankers has been put on hold after four competing firefighting companies protested the award. The US Forest Service (USFS) awarded the contract on a sole-source basis to Neptune in December, citing doubts about the availability of other air tankers that had […]
Brussels Airlines is apparently not finished with Avro RJ85 OO-DJP (msn E2287). She had been parked in early October, after operating what had been meant to be her last flight — SN2263/SN2264 from Bruxelles to Copenhagen and back. But then she got a reprieve when her lease was further extended. […]