Cobham Aviation‘s Avro RJ100 VH-NJI (msn E3265) suffered an engine fire while departing from Perth on 29 April. She was headed to Barrow Island on flight NC1994, with 92 passengers and crew on board, on a fly-in, fly-out charter. During climb-out, a loud bang came from the number 2 engine, […]
SkyJet began services to Caticlan Airport on Boracay on 27 April, using BAe 146-100 RP-C8538 (msn E1015). Caticlan is the main gateway to Boracay, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, but its runway is only 950m long, generally limiting operations to turboprops. Interisland Airlines was the […]
The sale of former Royal Jet Avro RJ85 G-CFZM (msn E2299 ex A6-RJE) to Indonesia’s Rajawali Group has fallen through. After preliminary work by Chevron in November and a test flight, she was ferried to Cranfield on 30 January for further work. She remains there, still wearing Jagson colors, and has […]
Cronos Airlines has re-registered BAe 146-200 ZS-SOW (msn E2069) as 3C-AKK. Her South African registration had been cancelled in April 2014. She is the first BAe 146 to be registered in Equatorial Guinea.
BAe 146-300QT VH-NJF (msn E3198) has had its Australian Air Express (AaE) colors painted over and replaced by simple Cobham titles. Although AaE was absorbed into Qantas Freight in February 2013 and its 737-300(F) freighters were repainted in Qantas Freight colors later that year, its two 146-300QTs and single BAe 146-100QT have so far continued flying […]
Malmö Aviation has returned Avro RJ85 SE-DJR (msn E2392) off-lease. The airline had leased the former Blue1 aircraft in June 2012. She flew her last Malmö service on 26 March, and then was ferried to Cranfield for storage on 8 April. She was registered as G-CIFG to Triangle Regional Aircraft […]
BAe 146-100 D-AWDL (msn E1011) of WDL Aviation was broken up at Köln at the end of March. D-AWDL was WDL’s first 146, acquired from BAe-AMJ in July 1998. She had been parked at Köln since December 2008, serving as a spares source for the airline’s other 146s. Two other WDL BAe 146s, D-AMAX (msn E3157) […]
Cello Aviation is operating Avro RJ85 G-LENM (msn E2273) on British CityFlyer‘s behalf on flight from London City. She was ferried from Cello’s base at Birmingham to London City on 30 March, and flew her first service later that day. She is on a three month wet-lease to BA CityFlyer.
The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has bought from BAE Systems BAe 146-301ARA G-LUXE (msn E3001), which is operated for the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement (FAAM). Since the beginning of FAAM operations in 2004, G-LUXE has been owned by BAE Systems, which also arranged for operations and maintenance. Although the arrangement was […]