Unusual retirement

Ex Air Botswana Avro RJ85 airframe donated to non-profit

In a ceremony held at Gaborone airport on 28 September, Ansett Aviation Spares and Services donated the airframe of former Air Botswana Avro RJ85 A2-ABG (msn E2303) to a Botswanan non-profit organization, Dare to Dream. Dare to Dream was founded by Captain Kgomotso Phatsima, one of the Botswana Defence Force’s (BDF) first female […]

Former Air Botswana Avro RJ85s A2-ABG and -ABH

Former Flybe 146 dunked

Former Flybe BAe 146-100 G-JEAU (msn E1035) has found a new career. She had been withdrawn from use in late 2003, and eventually parted out, with her hulk languishing at Exeter. Now her fuselage has been placed in the flooded Tidenham quarry, near Chepstow (Gloucestershire), site of the National Diving […]

The fuselage of G-JEAU is lowered into the NDAC