Monthly Archives: May 2018


Jota Avro RJ85 flies for CityJet

Jota Aviation is operating Avro RJ85 G-JOTR (msn E2294) on behalf of CityJet, to help cover some of the latter’s capacity shortfalls. She positioned to Dublin on 26 May, and then began operating CityJet’s services between Dublin and London City the following day. This is the third time that G-JOTR […]

Jota Aviation Avro RJ85 G-JOTR

Astra BAe 146 returns home to Greece

Astra Airlines‘ BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ (E3206) is once again flying from her home base at Thessaloniki. She concluded a four-month contract flying in Sweden on behalf of NextJet on 30 April, after which she was ferried to Sofia for a C check. She was then ferried to Thessaloniki on 22 May, and re-entered […]

Astra BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ

Avro RJX-100 G-IRJX

Restoration of Avro RJX prototype continues

A group of aviation enthusiasts is continuing its efforts to restore the Avro RJX-100 prototype on display at Manchester airport. The development RJX-100, G-IRJX (msn E3378), which BAE Systems had donated to Manchester Airport in 2003, had been in poor conditions after a decade and a half out in the open. The group, led […]


TAM resumes services

After a brief suspension, Bolivia’s Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) resumed all of its services on 10 May. The airline announced on 2 May that it was suspending all services to allow for preventive maintenance on its aircraft. TAM’s fleet is believed to include one operational BAe 146-200, FAB-106 (msn E2048). Recent news items on […]

TAM BAe 146

Starbow BAe 146-300 9G-SBB

Starbow to restart operations?

News reports from Ghana suggest that Starbow Airlines may resume operations this summer. “Currently, as we speak, [Starbow] plan to come back in July,” Deputy Aviation Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko is reported to have said. “They are re-strategizing, re-organizing themselves.” The airline suspended operations on 26 November following an accident to its newly-delivered ATR72-500, and then dismissed […]