The Avro RJ70 that Qinetiq Ltd operates on behalf of the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) has finally received its military serial. Qinetiq acquired Avro RJ70 G-BVRJ (msn E1254) from Malmö Aviation in 2012. After a period of storage and a C check at Boscombe Down, she was flown for […]
QinetiQ’s Avro RJ70 G-BVRJ (msn E1254) was painted in Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) colors, though she still lacks the Royal Air Force roundel and fin flash, presumably because she is still civil registered. She was ferried to Cranfield for annual maintenance on 17 January.
QinetiQ’s Avro RJ100 G-BZAY (msn E3368) has entered service with the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) at Boscombe Down, carrying the new Royal Air Force serial QQ101. An Avro RJ70 is also due to join the ETPS fleet.
QinetiQ’s Avro RJ100 G-BZAY (msn E3368) was painted in a new Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) color scheme at Boscombe Down in early July, but so far neither the Royal Air Force roundel nor her military serial have been applied. She had been ferried to Boscombe Down in early March, […]
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 […]