New Zealand

Vincent BAe 146 painted

Vincent Aviation painted its BAe 146-200, ZK-ECO (msn E2130), in a new corporate color scheme. She had been operated in relatively anonymous livery of previous operator Air National since Vincent took her over in June 2011. She was painted by Wellington’s VA engineers and Tag Signs Ltd in early March. […]

Vincent BAe 146 ZK-ECO

Air National gives up

New Zealand’s Air National has relinquished its AOC, giving up its fight to return to the air. The airline has been grounded since early February. The initial 10-day grounding, imposed for what the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) called “an appalling history of non-compliance with minimum safety standards”, was extended twice. […]

Air National grounded again

New Zealand’s Air National, whose fleet includes a BAe 146, was grounded again on 2 February, for the second time in a year. The airline had briefly stopped flying last September after its flight operations and training manager abruptly resigned. This time the grounding was imposed by the Civil Aviation […]