Monthly Archives: October 2017


Aviro Air BAe 146-300 YR-AVR

Aviro Air ends flying for Astra

Aviro Air‘s BAe 146-300 YR-AVR (msn E3193) has returned home to Romania at the completion of her contract to operate on behalf of Greece’s Astra Airlines. YR-AVR started operating for Astra on 26 May. She flew primarily on domestic routes within Greece, but also occasionally on international charters. Her schedule became considerably […]


WDL acquired by Zeitfreracht

Berlin-based Zeitfracht Group acquired Köln-based BAe 146 operator WDL Aviation on 25 October. WDL currently operates two BAe 146-200s and one -300. They are currently operated on behalf of Air France, but that contract is about to end. Zeitfracht also recently acquired the Leisure Cargo subsidiary of bankrupt Air Berlin. Zeitfracht CEO Wolfram […]

WDL BAe 146-300 D-AWBA

Cello to add an Avro RJ100

Cello Aviation has announced that it will add an Avro RJ100 to its fleet. Cello already operates BAe 146-200 G-RAJJ (msn E2108) in a 46-seat VIP configuration. The RJ100 is to be registered G-ILLR. After maintenance and painting into Cello’s colors, she will be delivered in the first half of […]


Tez Jet acquires Avro RJ85 from Ellinair

Kyrgyz airline Tez Jet has acquired one of the Avro RJ85s that Greek airline Ellinair recently withdrew from use. SX-EMS (msn E2296) operated her last service for Ellinair on 24 September. Now registered EX-27003, she departed Thessaloniki for the Kyrgyz Republic on 30 September, routing via Aktau, Kazakhstan. Tez Jet already operates BAe 146-200 EX-27002 […]

Ellinair Avro RJ85 SX-EMS

Ellinair Avro RJ85 SX-EMI

Ellinair withdraws Avro RJ85s from use

Greek airline Ellinair has withdrawn its two Avro RJ85s from service. RJ85 SX-EMS (msn E2296) flew her last service on 24 September, flying from Athens to Santorini and then on to Thessaloniki. Sistership SX-EMI (msn E2305) followed suit on 1 October, returning to Thessaloniki from Krasnodar. Later that day, she […]