Flightline BAe 146-300 G-FLTC

Flightline ceases operations

Southend-based Flightline abruptly shut down operations on 3 December. A terse press release from KPMG LLP indicated that it has been appointed as administrators and that they would be winding down the business. 235 staff members were made redundant, with only a small number remaining to help the administrators. Flightline […]

Eastern to replace Flightline on IAC contract

The SAAB 2000s of Eastern Airlines are scheduled to replace Flightline‘s BAe 146s on the oil industry support services between Aberdeen and Scatsta in February 2009. Eastern won the contract to operate the flights on behalf of the Integrated Aviation Consortium. Flightline had been operating the flights since December 2001, […]

Flybe retires its last BAe 146

Flybe has retired its last BAe 146. The airline once operated a large fleet of BAe 146s, including examples of all three variants. It had also been the launch customer for the Avro RJX, with an order for fourteen. When that program was cancelled, however, the airline was forced to […]

Flightline BAe 146 damaged in thunderstorm

The summer of 2008 seems to be proving an unfortunate one for Flightline‘s BAe 146s. After series 200 G-OZRH (msn E2047) was damaged by a lightning strike in late July, sistership G-CLHD (msn E2023) was damaged in a thunderstorm while overnighting at Milano Malpensa on 14-15 August. Strong winds blew […]

Flightline BAe 146-200 G-CLHD

Flightline BAe 146 operates in Italy

As in previous summers, Flightline is basing one of its BAe 146s in Italy. Series 200 G-CLHD (msn E2023) is based Milano Malpensa, but also operates from Bergamo and Verona. Flights are undertaken on behalf of a variety of Italian tour operators, to destinations such as Tortoli and Crotone. Flightline […]