CityJet retires another Avro RJ85

The latest Avro RJ85 to be retired by CityJet has arrived at Cranfield on return to lessor. RJ85 EI-RJI (msn E2346) was most recently being used on behalf of Air France; indeed, her last service, was AF1116 from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Dublin. In the last few months, she has […]

CityJet Avro RJ85 operates Santa Flight

As in previous years, CityJet operated a special “Santa Express” flight for young patients from Temple Street Children’s Hospital and their families. This year’s flight was operated by Avro RJ85 EI-RJH (msn E2345) on 15 December. EI-RJH had been based in Paris to operate on behalf of Air France, but returned to Dublin […]

CityJet might accelerate Avro RJ85 retirement

After deciding earlier this year to keep its Avro RJ85s in service longer than planned, Irish airline CityJet is now considering accelerating their retirement. In May, CityJet executive chairman and founder Pat Byrne told the Sunday Independent that he expected to continue using the RJ85s until about 2021. In a recent interview with CAPA, however, Mr […]

Former CityJet Avro RJ85 EI-RJC

CityJet to keep Avro RJ85s longer

Irish airline CityJet has decided to keep its Avro RJ85s in service longer than planned. The airline started taking delivery of Sukhoi SSJ100 SuperJets last year, and now has six in service. The SuperJets were to gradually replace the RJ85s. “We originally thought we wouldn’t be using [the RJ85s] by 2018 or 2019, but […]