All four former Air China BAe 146-100s have now arrived at Southend. B-635L (msn E1085) arrived on 23 May, B-634L (msn E1083) on 30 May, B-632L (msn E1076) on 6 June, and B-633L (msn E1081) on 10 June. The four aircraft are being offered for sale by broker Avtrade.
Broker Avtrade has acquired Air China‘s four BAe 146-100s for re-marketing, along with six spare engines, five APU’s, and the airline’s stock of rotable components. The four 146s were built in 1987, part of an order for ten placed by the then state airline, CAAC, and delivered to CAAC’s Beijing […]
Air China is planning to replace its four BAe 146-100s with Airbus A319s. The order is subject to confirmation from the Chinese government. Air China inherited the four 146s when it was formed from the Beijing division of CAAC in 1989. They are operated on domestic services from Hohot.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is urging Chinese airlines to consolidate into groupings led by the country’s three major airlines Air China, China Southern Airlines, and China Eastern Airlines. Air China operates four BAe 146-100s on domestic services, while China Northwest operates three series 100s and seven series 300s.