Air Libya


Air Libya acquires ex Swiss Avro RJ100

Air Libya has acquired former Swiss Avro RJ100 HB-IYR (msn E3382) from Falko as 5A-FLE. HB-IYR has been in storage at Cranfield since February, when she was returned off-lease to Falko. She was re-registered as G-CFAF in March. That registration was cancelled on 12 July, and she was registered M-ABKX […]

Air Libya Avro RJ100 5A-FLE

Air Libya BAe 146-300 burned at Dahra

Air Libya has lost a second aircraft as a result of the turmoil afflicting the country. In July 2014, Avro RJ100 5A-FLB (msn E3234) was written off after being severely damaged during fighting near Tripoli’s airport. Now BAe 146-300 5A-DKQ (msn E3191) — Air Libya’s first 146, acquired in 2009 […]


Air Libya Avro RJ100 damaged in airport fighting

Avro RJ100 5A-FLB (msn E3234) of Air Libya has apparently been damaged when rival militias battled for control of Tripoli’s airport in mid July. Shelling and gunfire resulted in several aircraft being completely destroyed — including an Afriquiyah Airbus A330 and a Libyan Arab Bombardier CRJ00 — and others damaged […]


Air Libya buys leased BAe 146-200

Air Libya has bought BAe 146-200 ZS-SOV (msn E2077) from South Africa’s Vulkan Air. The 146 had been operating for Air Libya since December 2011. She has been re-registered 5A-FLC. Air Libya also operates BAe 146-300 5A-DKQ (msn E3191) and Avro RJ100 5A-FLB (msn E3234) and is awaiting the delivery […]


RJ100 G-CEIH

Second Avro RJ100 being prepared for Air Libya

The second Avro RJ100 for Air Libya, former Turkish Airlines RJ100 G-CEIH (msn E3232), is being prepared for delivery. She had been in storage at Bacău since February 2008. Following post-storage maintenance by Aerostar, she conducted a flight test on 30 December, still wearing basic Turkish Airlines colors. Later that […]


Air Libya adds Avro RJ100s

Air Libya is planning to add two Avro RJ100s to its fleet. The first of these, former FaroeJet RJ100 G-CCTB (msn E3234), was ferried to Hurn on 9 November from Bacău, where she had been in storage since November 2011. She was rolled out on 20 November wearing a new […]

Air Libya RJ100 G-CCTB

Air Libya BAe 146 flies to mountain airstrip

Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council put the short-field capabilities of Air Libya‘s BAe 146 to good use on 12 July, when they used her to fly oil and finance minister, Ali Tarhouni, to an improvised airstrip in the Nafusa mountains in western Libya. The route links rebel forces in the […]


Air Libya BAe 146 survives Benghazi fighting

Air Libya‘s BAe 146-300, 5A-DKQ (msn E3191), appears to have survived the fighting around Benghazi’s Benina International Airport. The 146 is visible, apparently undamaged, in video shot at the airport on 6 March. The airport has been the scene of fierce fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi […]