Eurowings begins to replace its BAe 146s

Eurowings BAe 146s at Nürnberg

Eurowings BAe 146s at Nürnberg (Mathias Henig)

Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings is beginning to replace its fleet of five BAe 146-200s and ten -300s. The airline received its first Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen, D-ACNA, on 24 April; the first of 15 CRJ900s ordered by Lufthansa two years ago. They will gradually replace Eurowings’ 146s, on a one-for-one basis, eventually giving Eurowings an all-CRJ fleet, as it already operates the CRJ200 and CRJ700. The 146s will be returned to BAE Systems, with the last 146 due to exit the fleet in 2010. The first to leave, series 300 D-AEWO (msn E3162), was ferried from Nüremberg to Exeter on 6 May for hand-back maintenance by Flybe.

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