Australia’s Cobham Aviation Services acquired an additional Avro RJ100 from TronosJet. Former Swiss Avro RJ100 VP-LWW (msn E3274) had briefly operated for BVI Airways, flying on an ACMI contract to Haiti’s Sunrise Airways, but had been left stranded when BVI Airways ran out of money in July 2017. She had eventually been ferried back to Summerside and stored there, along with fleetmate VP-LOS (msn E3282). VP-LOS was acquired by Neptune Aviation as N479NA in February, but VP-LWW had languished at Summerside. Re-registered as T7-LWW, she flew a test flight on 8 December, then departed for Australia later that day, with a first stop in Keflavik. She then continued to Riga and Baky on 9 December, to Amritsar, Kolkata, and Bangkok Don Muang on 10 December, to Singapore, Denpasar, and Darwin on 11 December, and finally on to Adelaide on 12 December. She is due to be re-registered VH-NJE.
Recent news items on Cobham Aviation Services:
- Pionair BAe 146 ends Cobham lease (2019-02-10)
- Neptune installs ADS-B Out on its BAe 146s (2019-01-25)
- Cobham BAe 146QT takes off with tail stand attached (2019-01-24)
- Cobham’s ‘new’ Avro RJ100 enters service (2019-01-03)
- Pionair BAe 146 flies for Cobham (2018-12-01)