Swiss is down to a single Avro RJ100

Swiss has reduced its once sizable Avro RJ100 fleet to a single example. The airline started 2017 with eight RJ100s, but now RJ100 HB-IYZ (msn E3338) is the only example of the type left in service. The others have been gradually retired. HB-IYR (msn E3382) in late January, -IXO (msn […]

Swiss Avro RJ100 HB-IYU

OID test unit mounted on the 146ARA

FAAM BAe 146ARA test-flies optical ice detection probe

FAAM’s BAe 146-301ARA G-LUXE (msn E3001) had her first commercial customer when she test-flew an optical ice detection probe on behalf of GKN Aerospace. GKN Aerospace’s patented Optical Ice Detector (OID) features a small sensor head with optical fibres arranged to emit laser light into any ice that forms over […]

Group to restore Avro RJX-100 at Manchester

A group of aviation enthusiasts is working to restore the Avro RJX-100 prototype on display at Manchester airport. BAE Systems donated the development Avro RJX-100, G-IRJX (msn E3378), to Manchester Airport in 2003. She has been displayed at its Runway Visitor Park since February 2003, alongside an HS-121 Trident, a […]

Avro RJX-100 G-IRJX

Former Starbow BAe 146-300 D-AEJS

Executive Jet Support acquires former Starbow BAe 146 for parts 1

Aircraft and component broker Executive Jet Support (EJS) has acquired former Starbow BAe 146-300 D-AEJS (msn E3183 ex 9G-SBC) as a source for parts. Executive Jet Support, based near London Heathrow, provides commercial aircraft, engines, and airframe components to almost 200 operators in over 40 countries worldwide. German airline WDL has already purchased the main […]