Monthly Archives: September 2001

Lufthansa takeover of Eurowings approved

The German Federal Cartels Office agreed to let Lufthansa acquire a 49% stake in Eurowings. Lufthansa acquired 24.9% of Eurowings in January, but the Cartels Office had blocked it from increasing its stake on the grounds that it would exacerbate Lufthansa’s already dominant position in Germany’s domestic market. In August, […]

Manx grounded by insurance problems

Manx was all but grounded on 25 September after third party insurance cover for war and acts of terrorism was withdrawn in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks. Commercial insurance companies cancelled the cover to all airlines effective midnight on 24 September. New policies were offered, but with […]

First Avro RJX-100 flies!

The first Avro RJX-100 took to the air for the first time on 23 September. RJX-100 msn G-IRJX (msn E3378) took off at 15:20 local time from Woodford, with Test Pilots Bill Ovel and Pete Lofts at the controls. The crew also included Flight Test Engineers Derek Ferguson and Paul […]

Crossair and Swissair shorthaul fleets to be integrated

The restructuring plan announced by Swiss national airline Swissair calls the airline’s shorthaul flights to be integrated with those of regional subsidiary Crossair, in a new operating entity dubbed Swiss Air Lines. The new entity, headed by current Crossair chief executive André Dosé, will build on Crossair’s approach of providing […]

British European picks up Gill pieces

When Newcastle-based Gill Airways ceased operations on 20 September, British European was quick to jump into the breach. Within hours of Gill’s shutdown, a British European BAe 146 took over the defunct airline’s route from Newcastle to Belfast City. On the next day, another BAe 146 arrived to operate the […]

Avro RJX flight simulator ordered

BAE Systems Aircraft Services Group announced an order for an Avro RJX flight simulator for its Customer Training Centre at Woodford. The simulator is to be built by the NLX Corporation of Virginia. The visual system will be provided by Evans & Sutherland, using Panorama display optics from SEOS Displays […]