To mark the centenary of No.32 (The Royal) Squadron, BAe 146 CC2 ZE700 (msn E1021) has had the unit’s crest painted on the tail, together with the inscription “1916-2016”. The Squadron began operations in 1916 using Airco DH2s — one of the very first designs by Geoffrey de Havilland. The four […]
Cello Aviation scored a considerable coup when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II chartered BAe 146-200 G-RAJJ (msn E2108) for her state visit to Ireland. G-RAJJ carried H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the official party from Northolt to Dublin’s Casement Aerodrome on 17 May, where they were […]
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing criticism over his use of a Queen’s Flight BAe 146 for personal vacation travel. Blair and his family used a BAe 146 of RAF 32 (The Royal) Squadron to fly to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh resort in late December. The Prime Minister and […]
Royal Flight BAe 146 CC2 ZE701 (msn E1029) was rolled out from the QAPS paintshop in Amsterdam on 29 October wearing a new color scheme. Although rumors had circulated earlier this year that the Union Jack would be removed to make the Royal aircraft less distinctive, the new design retains […]
The former Queen’s Flight BAe 146-100 G-CBXY (msn E1124) is being prepared for delivery to its Indonesian buyer at Southend. She was rolled out from Air Livery in early July, in a striking color scheme, and then flight-tested on 10 July. She will eventually become PK-OSP.
A BAe 146 from No.32 Squadron (The Royal) made news when it airlifted a baby that needed an urgent operation from Northolt to Glasgow on 22 January. The baby needed an operation for a rare condition, and Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children was the only hospital with the necessary […]
BAe 146-100 ZE702 (msn E1124), formerly of 32 Squadron (The Royal) of the Royal Air Force, was registered to Tronos plc as G-CBXY on 18 November, and flown from Northolt to Southend on 25 November. She had been in storage at Northolt since being withdrawn from use at the end […]