Avro RJ100 delivered to Starbow

Starbow Airlines Avro RJ100 9G-SBE

Starbow Airlines Avro RJ100 9G-SBE at Norwich after painting in the airline’s new colors (Graham Reeve)

Starbow Airlines took delivery of former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ100 9G-SBE (msn E3332). She was rolled out from the paintshop at Norwich on 16 September, wearing a modified color scheme, and departed to Accra the following day. Starbow once operated four BAe 146-300s, but 9G-SBA (msn E3125) has long been grounded at Accra and used a source for spares, while 9G-SBD (msn E2059) has not flown since her emergency landing on 28 October 2014 and 9G-SBB (msn E3123) suffered substantial damage in a runway overrun at Tamale on 6 October. The airline’s surviving BAe 146, 9H-SBC (msn E3183) has been at Cranfield since 1 June, for a C check with Avalon Aero. Though the check was completed by 22 June, she has remained parked at Cranfield. She was slightly damaged on 1 August when a vehicle struck the number 4 engine, but that damage was repaired by 6 September. It is not known whether she will return to Ghana.

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