Brussels Airlines withdrew three more of its Avro RJ100s during April and May. OO-DWK (msn E3360) operated her last service, to Stockholm Bromma, on 2 April. She was then ferried to Norwich on 15 April and stored, prior to being formally returned to lessor on 4 May. OO-DWL (msn E3361) followed. After operating her last service, to Birmingham, on 1 May, she was ferried to Norwich on 17 May. The latest RJ100 to be retired was OO-DWB (msn E3315), who flew her last service, to Stockholm Bromma, on 18 May, and is due to be ferried to Norwich in early June. Brussels Airlines now has three RJ100s left in service: OO-DWC (msn E3322), -DWD (msn E3324), and -DWE (msn E3327). They are due to be retired in the fall, bringing an end almost three decades of BAe 146 and Avro RJ operations. They are being replaced by Airbus A319s and A320s and by Sukhoi SSJ100s operated by CityJet.
Recent news items on Brussels Airlines:
- BAE Systems marks Swiss BAe 146/Avro RJ anniversary (2017-03-28)
- Former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 broken up at Kemble (2017-03-25)
- Former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 broken up at Baneasa (2017-02-27)
- Avro RJ retirements looming in Europe (2017-01-13)
- Lufthansa to take full control of Brussels Airlines (2016-09-29)