Romania’s Aviro Air has decided to end operations with its sole BAe 146 and dispose of the aircraft. BAe 146-300 YR-AVR (msn E3193) has been parked at Bucuresti’s Baneasa airport since August 2018, after the airline cut its ties to its broker, which had caused it considerable problems over unpaid airport and fuel fees. Aviro had been seeking a second 146 or Avro RJ to complement YR-AVR, but several deals fell through. The failure to obtain a second aicraft, in combination with increasing difficulties in contracting type-rated flight crew, led the airline to switch its sights to other types. YR-AVR flew a test flight to Varna and back on 31 January. An Aviro crew then ferried her from Baneasa to Yerevan on 11 February, on delivery to Armenia Airways.
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