South Africa’s Airlink has taken delivery of two more Avro RJ85s. Both are former Blue1 examples who have been stored at Kemble since late 2011. G-CHRZ (msn E2388) left on her delivery flight on 6 March, arriving in Johannesburg on 8 March. G-CHSF (msn E2389) followed on 26 March.
Línea Aérea Margarita Internacional de Aviación (LaMiA) has ferried two more of their Avro RJ85s to Venezuela. The airline, then based in Mérida, acquired four Avro RJ85s from CityJet in mid-2011, but they had remained in storage at Norwich as the airline’s efforts to begin services were continually thwarted by […]
Equatorial Guinea’s Air Annobón has taken delivery of a former CityJet RJ85. EI-RJS (msn E2365) operated her last CityJet flight (a Dublin-Paris CDG roundtrip on behalf of Air France) on 22 January, and then was ferried to Norwich the following day. After receiving attention from KLM Engineering, she was ferried […]
Air France-KLM announced that it has accepted Intro Aviation’s offer to buy CityJet and VLM. Intro Aviation made a firm offer to Air France-KLM for CityJet and VLM just before Christmas 2013. The deal was signed on 28 March, and the sale should be formally completed in April. CityJet will continue […]
London City was closed for more than an hour after a Swiss RJ100 developed engine problems on takeoff. RJ100 HB-IXX (msn E3262) had been preparing to depart from London City’s runway 9 on flight LX437 to Genève at 1500 local time. During spool-up, however, the number four engine emitted a […]
Summit Aviation is planning to acquire an Avro RJ85 for operations in northern Canada. The RJ85, to be introduced this summer, will be used to support Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories, about 500 km northeast of Yellowknife. Regular flights will be operated between Edmonton and the […]
BAe 146-300 9H-ELE (msn E3209), who had long been stored at Malta, was broken up. Acquired by Maltese start-up Efly in June 2009, she had entered service on 17 September of that year. Services proved shortlived, however, being suspended on 6 November, and never resumed. 9H-ELE remained stored at Malta, […]