BRA Avro RJ100 to be scrapped



BRA Avro RJ100 SE-DSO makes her last ever landing, at Southend on 19 December (Keith Burton)

Avro RJ100 SE-DSO (msn E3221) of Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) was ferried to Southend for scrapping on 19 December. She had a busy last day of service on 14 December, starting in Stockholm Bromma and flying roundtrips to Gothenburg as TF 2/11, to Ostersund as TF 360/363, to Umea as TF 266/269, and to Malmö as TF 152/163, before flying a last revenue leg back to Malmö as TF164. After seating and other fittings were removed, she was ferried to Southend on 19 December, where she will be parted out by Avionicare. The engines, landing gear, and other useful parts will be sent back to Malmö to support BRA’s remaining RJs. E3221 was built at Woodford and made her first flight in 1992 as G-OIII, and was used as the RJ100 development aircraft. She was then operated by SAM Colombia as N504MM from 1994 to 1999, and by BRA’s predecessor, Malmö Aviation, from 2001. With SE-DSO’s departure, BRA’s RJ fleet now includes eight RJ100s and two RJ85s. They are due to eventually be replaced by Airbus A220s (formerly Bombardier CS100s), but deliveries of the new twin-jets have been repeatedly postponed.

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