A planned lease of BAe 146-200 VH-NJJ (msn E2184) to Philippine airline Asian Spirit appears to have fallen through. The 146 had previously been operated by National Jet Systems (NJS) on QantasLink services, but was returned off-lease to BAE Systems in November 2005. After post-lease maintenance in Adelaide, she had […]
CityLine has extended the leases of 13 Avro RJ85s (msns E2246, E2251, E2253, E2256, E2256, E2261, E2266, E2268, E2269, E2270, E2285, E2288, and E2293). The extensions will see the aicraft remaining in service into the next decade. This renewed commitment comes just as CityLine is introducing the Bombardier CRJ900 to […]
A one-day strike by pilots at Swiss‘ regional subsidiary, Swiss European, has grounded the airline’s Avro RJ fleet. The strike called by the Avro RJ’s pilot union, the Swiss Pilots Association (SPA), forced Swiss to cancel 128 flights on 26 September. Disruptions extended into the following day as aircraft were […]
Flybe began revenue service with its first Embraer 195 on 22 September, when G-FBEA operated BE816 from Birmingham to Glasgow. The aircraft had arrived from Brazil on 3 September, and then operated a series of route proving flights. Flybe has placed firm orders for 14 ERJ 195s, and options on […]
In a major expansion, Italian airline Air One is planning to operate flights to London City from Milano Linate, Roma Fiumicino, Torino, and Genova. Although no formal announcement has yet been made, the flights have been loaded into reservation systems, and have begun to be advertised. Twice-daily flights from Milano’s […]
SN Brussels Airlines has applied a new tail design to Avro RJ100 OO-DWJ (msn E3355). The design replaces the earlier one, which apparently had not been one of the winning designs but rather an advertisement for the contest itself.
The BAe 146 celebrates twenty-five years of flying on 3 September. On that date in 1981, the prototype BAe 146, series 100 G-SSSH (msn E1001), took to the air from Hatfield. Chief test pilot Mike Goodfellow and Deputy Chief Test Pilot Peter Sedgwick were at the controls. They were accompanied […]