Qinetiq acquires Avro RJ100 for spares

Qinetiq has acquired former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ100 OO-DWD (msn E3324) as a source of spares for the RJ100 and RJ70 it operates on behalf of the Empire Test Pilots School’s (ETPS). OO-DWD operated Brussels Airlines’ last Avro RJ service on 28 October 2017. She has been stored at Cranfield […]

Qinetiq Avro RJ100 QQ101

New colors for QinetiQ Avro RJ100

QinetiQ Avro RJ100 QQ101 (msn E3368) has been repainted in the Empire Test Pilots School’s (ETPS) new color scheme, which was introduced in 2017. She had been ferried from Boscombe Down to Norwich on 8 August. She was rolled out in the new colors on 31 August, and departed back […]

Qinetiq Avro RJ70 G-BVRY

Avro RJ70 painted in ETPS colors

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. Recent news items on Empire Test Pilots […]


QinetiQ Avro RJ100 painted

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, […]