Cello Aviation


WDL Aviation buys Cello BAe 146

Germany’s WDL Aviation has bought Cello Aviation‘s BAe 146-200 G-RAJJ (msn E2108). In recent months, Cello has struggled to find work for this VIP-configured aircraft, even as its regularly-configured Avro RJ100, G-ILLR (msn E3379), has been steadily employed on ACMI contracts. G-RAJJ had been ferried to Cranfield for a C […]


Former Swiss Avro RJ100 G-ILLR

Avro RJ100 being prepared for Cello

Cello Aviation‘s new Avro RJ100, G-ILLR (msn E3379 ex G-CFAC/HB-IYU), was ferried to Norwich on 20 December for painting into the airline’s colors. She had been in storage at Cranfield since having been returned off-lease by Swiss in early July. She was registered to Cello on 24 October, and has […]


Cello to add an Avro RJ100 1

Cello Aviation has announced that it will add an Avro RJ100 to its fleet. Cello already operates BAe 146-200 G-RAJJ (msn E2108) in a 46-seat VIP configuration. The RJ100 is to be registered G-ILLR. After maintenance and painting into Cello’s colors, she will be delivered in the first half of […]


Atlantic Star bid for St Helena service rejected

Start-up Atlantic Star has indicated that it has been informed by the St Helena government that it will not be invited to participate in the next phase of the Air Access tender process. Atlantic Star had proposed basing an Avro RJ100 on St Helena for a twice weekly service to Ascension Island. The RJ100 […]


Cello returns Avro RJ85 off-lease

Cello Aviation has returned Avro RJ85 G-LENM (msn E2273) to lessor Falko. Cello had been operating her since April 2013, in partnership with Chevron Aviation Services. Unlike Cello’s VIP-configured BAe 146-200, G-RAJJ (msn E2108), she is configured with 82 seats, making her attractive for ACMI work on behalf of other […]