The oldest BAe 146 in passenger service has been retired, and is due to be scrapped. Cobham Aviation Services‘s BAe 146-100 VH-NJX (msn E1003) flew her last service as NJS5593 from Barimunya to Perth on 6 September. On the following day, she was ferried to Adelaide as NJS5500 for parting […]
In January, KLM uk transferred its fleet of BAe 146-300s to low-cost subsidiary buzz, and focused its own scheduled services on its Fokker 100 and turboprop fleet. buzz 146s have occasionally been used on KLM uk routes when needed, however. This need is now being formalized — in order to […]
KLM uk Engineering Limited has signed a five-year agreement with AAR Aircraft Component Services under which AAR will provide component management and repair for KLM uk‘s eight BAe 146-300s, which are operated by buzz.
KLM uk is preparing for the spin-off of its BAe 146 operations into new low-cost operator buzz. Aircraft are being cycled through Norwich for repaint in buzz’s basic yellow and purple color scheme, albeit without titles, and then placed back in KLM uk service. In December, the aircraft will return […]
KLM uk has announced the launch of buzz, its new low-cost airline brand. Like KLM uk, the new airline will be based at London Stansted and it will use eight BAe 146-300s drawn from KLM uk’s current fleet. buzz is scheduled to begin flying in early 2000, initially to Berlin, […]
KLM uk is undertaking a substantial restructuring of its operations. Domestic UK services are to be reduced or eliminated, while flights to Amsterdam to provide feed to parent KLM will be increased. Cuts on routes flown by the airline’s BAe 146s include the elimination of Aberbeen-Stansted (from 12 September), Edinburgh-London […]
KLM uk has leased BAe 146-200 EI-CMS (msn E2044) from CityJet to provide additional capacity for its increased services between London and Scotland. Recent news items on KLM uk:
KLM uk returned BAe 146-100 G-UKJF (msn E1011) off-lease to BAe-AMJ on 30 June. The airline had actually stopped flying the aircraft in March and parked her.
KLM uk has agreed with BAe-AMJ to extend the leases on BAe 146-300s G-UKSC (msn E3125) and G-BSNR (msn E3165) for five years, until 30 June 2003, and the leases of G-UKHP (msn E3123), G-UKRC (msn E3158), and G-UKAG (msn E3162) for seven years, until 30 June 2005. Leases of […]
Air UK adopted the name KLM uk on 30 January, to stress its close operational and marketing relationship with parent KLM. All Air UK aircraft, including its 10 BAe 146-300s and single BAe 146-100, are being repainted in a new livery similar to that of KLM. BAe 146-300 G-UKRC (msn […]