Jota Aviation operated its first flight on behalf of BA CityFlyer on 6 February. After positioning from Southend to London City, BAe 146-200 G-SMLA (msn E2047) operated BA8712 to Edinburgh, then BA8717 back. She returned to Southend that evening. Jota was recently added to the list of airlines that BA […]
Cello Aviation is operating Avro RJ85 G-LENM (msn E2273) on British CityFlyer‘s behalf on flight from London City. She was ferried from Cello’s base at Birmingham to London City on 30 March, and flew her first service later that day. She is on a three month wet-lease to BA CityFlyer.
Defence contractor QinetiQ is set to acquire two Avro RJs to replace the BAC 111 and HS-748 Andover used at the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) at Boscombe Down. The first will be former BA CityFlyer RJ100 G-BZAY (msn E3368), while an RJ70 will be added later. G-BZAY, who had […]
Atlantic Airways operated its last service from London City on behalf of BA CityFlyer on 29 June. BA CityFlyer contracted Atlantic Airways to operate an Avro RJ85 on its behalf in early May, to cover for the late delivery of an Embraer 190. Atlantic Airways first provided RJ85 OY-RCE (msn […]
BA CityFlyer contracted Atlantic Airways to operate an Avro RJ85 on its behalf, to cover for the late delivery of an Embraer 190. E-Jet deliveries have been delayed by a shortage of General Electric CF34 engines, which require some parts built at a factory in Japan that was affected by […]
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announced at its media briefing that Swiss had entered into leases on six Avro RJ100s in late 2010. The six aircraft involved – HB-IYV (msn E3377), HB-IYU (msn E3379), HB-IYT (msn E3380), HB-IYS (msn E3381), HB-IYR (msn E3382), and HB-IYQ (msn E3384) – are former BA […]
BA CityFlyer operated its last Avro RJ service on 14 July when Avro RJ85 G-LCYB (msn E2383) flew flight BA8725 from Glasgow to London City. G-LCYB thereafter was ferried to Kemble for handback maintenance.
BA CityFlyer has extended operations of its last Avro RJ into July. The airline was to have ended Avro RJ operations by late June, once sufficient Embraer E-Jets had been received. Indeed, the remaining RJ fleet had been further reduced, with RJ100 G-CFAA (msn E3373) ferried to Kemble for handback […]
There are already several contenders for the title of most unusual post-operational use of a BAe 146/Avro RJ, including the former Flybe BAe 146 used as a diving site and the former Turkish Airlines Avro RJ70 used as a restaurant. The newest contender may be hard to beat, however. The […]
The process of replacing BA CityFlyer‘s Avro RJs with Embraer E-Jets entered its last leg on 12 March, when the airline placed its first Embraer 190SR into service. On the following day, RJ100 G-BZAY (msn E3368) became the latest RJ to leave the fleet when she was ferried to Kemble […]