Monthly Archives: May 2018


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 […]

Avro RJX-100 G-IRJX

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 […]


Airlink ends flights from Pretoria

On 8 May, South Africa’s Airlink suspended its service from Pretoria’s Wonderboom National Airport to Cape Town International. The airline had initially used Avro RJ85s on the route, with RJ85 ZS-ASW (msn E2313) flying the inaugural service in August 2015. However, traffic on the route did not develop as the airline had hoped, and smaller Embraer ERJ 135s took over some of […]


Astra BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ

Astra contract with NextJet ends

Astra Airlines‘ contract to operate BAe 146-300 SX-DIZ (E3206) on behalf of Sweden’s NextJet has come to and end. SX-DIZ has been flying twice daily from Stockholm Arlanda to Örnsköldsvik and on to Gällivare, in northern Sweden, since 8 January. He last flight for NextJet was 2N 9209 from Gällivare to Stockholm Arlanda on 30 April, after […]


TAM temporarily suspends services

Bolivia’s Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) announced on 2 May that it was suspending all services until 11 May to allow for preventive maintenance on its aircraft. TAM’s fleet is believed to include one operational BAe 146-200, FAB-106 (msn E2048). The airline is in the process of converting itself into a civil airline, to […]

TAM Avro RJ70 FAB-108

WDL BAe 146-200 D-AZFR

‘New’ WDL BAe 146 enters service

Germany’s WDL Aviation has put into service its newest BAe 146-200, D-AZFR (msn E2108), which it recently bought from Cello Aviation. After having her cabin changed from Cello’s VIP configuration to a regular 6-abreast passenger configuration at Prestwick, she was ferried to WDL’s base at Köln on 5 April. After a test […]