First Swiss Avro RJ100 retired


Swiss has retired Avro RJ100 HB-IXR (msn E3281). She operated her last flight — a roundtrip from Zürich to Genève — on 30 November. She was then ferried to Kemble on 2 December, for parting out by Chevron Technical Services. Several other RJ100s will be retired in the coming months as they are replaced by ERJ 190s operated by Helvetic Airways. They were to have been replaced by Bombardier CS100s, for whom Swiss is now the launch customer, but that type’s entry into service has been repeatedly delayed.

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