First Avro RJ70 painted in EuroManx colors

EuroManx Avro RJ70 EI-CPJ

EuroManx Avro RJ70 EI-CPJ departs Norwich on 2 February (Steven Mills)

The first of two former Azzurra Air Avro RJ70s has been painted in the new colors of Isle of Man-based EuroManx. The aircraft, EI-CPJ (msn E1258), had been in storage at Exeter since late 2003, when owner Air Malta repossessed Azzurra Air’s fleet for non-payment. Following overhaul, she was flown to Norwich for painting into EuroManx’s colors. She departed Norwich on 2 February. EuroManx is planning to lease two RJ70s. Start of operations has been delayed, however, by the lack of an operating certificate: EuroManx has hitherto operated solely as a vendor of tickets on flights operated by other airlines. While awaiting delivery of its RJ70s, EuroManx has wet-leased a variety of aircraft to operate its main route from the Isle of Man to London City Airport, including most recently Flightline‘s BAe 146-200 G-DEBE (msn E2022).

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