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BAe 146 carrying Boris Johnson makes emergency landing

Recently appointed foreign secretary Boris Johnson had an inauspicious start to his tenure when the No.32 (The Royal) Squadron BAe 146 carrying him to Bruxelles on his first official trip had to make a precautionary landing at Luton. The 146 experienced an unspecified ‘technical problem” soon after take off from […]


RAF BAe 146 C3 damaged in Afghan hailstorm

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed that the cost of repairs to Royal Air Force aircraft damaged by the hailstorm that hit Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan in April 2013 has already reached almost UKP13 milion, and will continue to grow as the remaining damaged aircraft are […]


RAF BAe 146 C3 ZE707

First BAe 146 C3 delivered to the RAF

The Royal Air Force has taken delivery of its first BAe 146 C3, ZE707 (msn E2188 ex OO-TAZ). Together with sistership ZE708 (msn E2211 ex OO-TAY), she was modified to RAF standards by Hawker Aviation at Hawarden Airport outside Chester, under sub-contract from BAE Systems. An important part of the […]


RAF BAe 146 CC.2 ZE701

RAF BAe 146 takes part in Libyan evacuations

A BAe 146 from the Royal Air Force’s No.32 (The Royal) Squadron took part in Operation Deference, the effort to evacuate British citizens from Libya, where the government has responded violently to popular demands for reform. BAe 146 CC.2 ZE701 (msn E1029) was positioned to Malta on 24 February, staging […]