BAE Systems Regional Aircraft is postponing plans to launch a new program to convert Avro RJ passenger aircraft to freighters, aimed particularly at the RJ100. BAE Systems had announced it was exploring launching the program last August, indicating that it would need a firm order for 10 conversions before launching the program. […]
BAE Systems Corporate Air Travel has leased BAe 146-200QT G-OTIF (msn E2056 ex EC-HDH) from lessor Tronos. She is one of five freighters that Tronos acquired last year from Pan Air Líneas Aéreas and TNT Airways, and has been in storage at Summerside since July 2015. She was re-registered on […]
BAE Systems has replaced the BAe 146 it had been using on its staff shuttle service with an Embraer ERJ 145. Series 200 G-TBAE (msn E2018) had been flying the twice-daily flights between Farnborough and Warton. She operated her last such flight on 3 September. She has been sold to […]
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded a UKP15.5 million contract to BAE Systems to convert two former TNT Airways BAe 146-200QCs to military configuration. BAE Systems will design the necessary modifications, which involve fitting defensive systems and other military equipment, and will manage the program. The conversions will be […]
BAE Systems Corporate Air Travel is trading in its long-serving BAe 146-100, G-BLRA (msn E1017), for a larger series 200, G-BTVT (msn E2200 ex D-ACFA). The former Eurowings 146 has been in storage at Southend since being returned off-lease to BAE Systems in June 2010. She was ferried to Norwich […]
BAE Systems’ corporate BAe 146-200, G-TBAE (msn E2018) has been accompanying Eurofighter Typhoons being delivered to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has ordered 72 Typhoons: 24 originally built by BAE Systems for the Royal Air Force, and 48 to be assembled locally. The first two were delivered in mid-June, departing on […]
BAE Systems’ press release on the delivery of the final Avro RJ notes it “bring[s] the total of BAe 146 and Avro RJs delivered to 390.” In fact, 391 BAe 146s and Avro RJs were built, but one — the series 200 prototype, msn E2008 — was never sold and […]
Former British European BAe 146-200 G-JEAR (msn E2018) was delivered to the BAE Systems Corporate Air Travel Department Warton as G-TBAE on 18 January after she was painted at Bournemouth. She flew her first service on 20 January, on the inter factory shuttle service between Warton and Farnborough.
BAE Systems has formally opened its expanded Regional Aircraft Customer Training Centre at Woodford. The center, which offers pilot and maintenance engineer training on the BAe 146 and Avro RJ, was first opened in the early 1990s. It has now received a UKP2.7 million upgrade, including installation of an additional […]
BAE SYSTEMS’ Corporate Air Travel Department’s BAe 146-100 G-BLRA (msn E1017) was the first aircraft to be re-painted in the new company color scheme.