Monthly Archives: October 2001

Embraer rolls out Avro RJX competitor

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has rolled out its entry in the 100-seat regional jet race. The 70-seat Embraer 170 (formerly known as the ERJ 170) was rolled out at the manufacturer’s plant at São José dos Campos on 29 October. The 170 competes directly with the Avro RJX-70 (which has […]

Ansett BAe 146s on the election trail

The collapse of Ansett grounded its fleet of seven BAe 146 series 200s, three series 300s, and two series 200QT freighters. Although Ansett is now flying again in a limited “mark 2” version, this only affects the airline’s Airbus A320s operating on trunk routes. However, three of the grounded BAe […]

Manx resumes operations

Manx was able to resume operations on 10 October, after it reached an agreement that allowed it to be included in the insurance indemnification scheme established by the UK government. Manx had been grounded on 25 September after it had been left out of the program. Manx was able to […]

Swissair Express shut down

Swissair’s financial problems have also led to the termination of Flightline’s contract to operate four BAe 146-200s on <Swissair Express services. Swissair created the Swissair Express brand in late 1998 in an effort to upgrade its codeshare flights to a more Swissair-like product. Debonair was the first Swissair Express operator. […]

Crossair split from Swissair

In complicated maneuvering aimed at preserving something from the wreckage of Swiss national airline Swissair, Crossair was acquired by two Swiss banks. Credit Suisse and Union Bank of Switzerland bought Swissair’s 70 percent stake in Crossair on 1 October. The move was intended to provide Swissair with much-needed cash and […]