Exeter-based BAe 146 operator Jersey European Airways has changed its name to British European, to better reflect the scope of its current operations, which are only partially Jersey-based. In terms of aircraft livery, the change consists of simply substituting the word ‘British’ for the word ‘Jersey’ in the airline’s logo, in the same font. The airline’s aircraft will be gradually repainted over the next year. To avoid confusion with the old British European Airways, which was merged into British Airways in 1974, British European will not use the term ‘Airways’ or the abbreviation ‘BEA’, and advertizing will note that the airline is ‘part of Walker Aviation’.
Recent news items on Jersey European:
- Oldest BAe 146 in passenger service retired (2012-09-15)
- First British European BAe 146 painted (2000-06-05)
- Jersey European BAe 146 damaged (2000-05-31)
- Jersey European BAe 146 damaged at Belfast Harbour (1998-10-31)
- Former Thai BAe 146-300s delivered to Jersey European (1998-07-31)