BAe 146-300 LZ-HBG (msn E3146 ex EI-CLH) is flying for Bulgarian airline Hemus Air, still wearing the basic livery of former operator Aer Lingus. She was ferried back from desert storage in early May.
Aer Lingus has flown its three remaining BAe 146s to the USA for storage at Mohave. The airline ended BAe 146 operations in late 2003 and returned several of them off-lease to BAE Systems at the time. The leases on the remaining aircraft run for another few years, and in […]
A union dispute has kept many of the pilots who once flew Aer Lingus‘ BAe 146s grounded since the airline withdrew the aircraft late last year. Aer Lingus withdrew the six BAe 146s in a fleet simplification move. About 46 former BAe 146 flight crew have been at home on […]
Aer Lingus finally ended BAe 146 operations on 26 November. The airline had withdawn its six BAe 146s from its schedule at the end of October, but continued to fly them to cover for equipment shortages. With the arrival of several former Swissair Airbus A320s on lease, however, the BAe […]
As planned, Aer Lingus withdrew its six remaining BAe 146s from service with the beginning of its winter schedule on 26 October. The move did not end the airline’s BAe 146 operations, however. A deal to lease additional examples of the Airbus narrowbody family fell through, leaving Aer Lingus short […]
In a move to cut costs, loss-making Irish national airline Aer Lingus is planning to standardize its narrowbody fleet on either the Boeing 737 or the Airbus A320 family. The airline currently operates examples from both families. The airline plans to select one or the other as its sole narrowbody […]
Facing a strike by its pilots, Irish airline Aer Lingus suspended operations on Thursday, 30 May. The pilots’ union, IMPACT, called the strike to protest against changes in work rules that the company instituted as part of its restructuring plan. Although the strike was called for a single day, the […]
Aer Lingus cancelled the majority of its flights on 6 to 8 February because of a strike by the IMPACT union which represents its cabin crew. The union is seeking pay increases. Aer Lingus Commuter operates eight BAe 146-300s on routes from Dublin to UK regional airports. Flights at SABENA […]
BAe 146-200 G-TBIC (msn E2025) of Flightline ended her wet lease to Azzurra Air on 31 October and was ferried to Exeter to be prepared for a wet lease to Aer Lingus Commuter.
Aer Lingus inaugurated services from Dublin to London City on 1 November, offering four daily flights with BAe 146-300s on weekdays. To cater for this expansion, two additional BAe 146s are being wet-leased from Flightline, freeing up some of Aer Lingus’ own aircraft for the City flights. The two Flightline […]