BAE Systems marks Swiss BAe 146/Avro RJ anniversary

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft marked 27 years of continuous operations of BAe 146s and Avro RJs by Swiss by presenting the airline with an engraved glass plaque during the recent BAE Systems Flight Operations Support Conference, which was held at Prestwick. Swiss’ predecessor Crossair took delivery of the first of […]

Swiss CEO resigns over Avro RJ crash

André Dosé, CEO of Swiss, resigned after Federal prosecutors launched an investigation into the crash of Crossair Avro RJ100 HB-IXM on 24 November 2001, which could lead to manslaughter charges against its management. The official report into the accident, issued in February, was sharply critical of the airline’s practices. Dosé […]

Crossair crash report published

The Swiss Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has published its report on the crash of Crossair Avro RJ100 HB-IXM on 24 November 2001. The RJ100 crashed near Bassersdorf, Switzerland, while approaching runway 28 at Zürich airport in poor weather. 21 passengers and three crew members lost their lives in the accident, […]

Swiss takes off

Swiss, the new Swiss national airline built around Crossair and the remnants of bankrupt Swissair, took to the air on 31 March. The inaugural flight, LX2991 from Basel to Zürich, was flown by Avro RJ85 HB-IXF (no doubt chosen because she is the only RJ to have already been painted […]