Yearly Archives: 2017


CityJet might accelerate Avro RJ85 retirement

After deciding earlier this year to keep its Avro RJ85s in service longer than planned, Irish airline CityJet is now considering accelerating their retirement. In May, CityJet executive chairman and founder Pat Byrne told the Sunday Independent that he expected to continue using the RJ85s until about 2021. In a recent interview with CAPA, however, Mr […]

Former CityJet Avro RJ85 EI-RJC

Mahan Air retires 146th BAe 146

Iranian airline Mahan Air has retired the 146th BAe 146 built. BAe 146-300 EP-MOK (msn E3146) was flown to Shahdad, near Kerman, on 7 December. After making a low pass, she landed on a gravel strip, with Captain Mokhtarabadi, Mahan Air’s Bae 146/Avro RJ fleet manager, at the controls. She is due […]


Starbow Avro RJ100 9G-SBE

Starbow Avro RJ100 flown to Malta

Ghana’s Starbow Airlines ferried Avro RJ100 9G-SBE (msn E3332) to Malta on 30 November. The airline suspended operations on 26 November following an accident to its newly-delivered ATR72-500, and then dismissed many of its employees on 30 November. The prospects of Starbow resuming operations thus appear to be grim. Recent news items on Starbow […]


Starbow suspends operations

Ghanaian Avro RJ operator Starbow Airlines suspended operations on 26 November following an accident to its newly-delivered ATR72-500. The ATR72 had been taking off from Accra on 25 November when it veered off the runway, apparently due to strong winds and heavy rain, and was damaged when it hit a perimeter […]