Monthly Archives: October 2009

Tronos BAe 146 air tanker

Tronos tests BAe 146 air tanker

Lessor Tronos has tested a BAe 146 air tanker, making an initial air drop on 28 October. The tanker modification, which was designed especially for Tronos, include a 3,000 US gal internal tank with four drop chutes. Tronos had earlier been involved in a joint project to develop an air […]

Bionic Aviation buys a BAe 146

South African aviation charter company Bionic Aviation has bought former Air Dolomiti BAe 146-300 G-BSNS (msn E3169 ex I-ADJG) from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft. Bionic Aviation was established in 2006 and is based at Lanseria, outside Johannesburg. It offers a range of services, including maintenance, repair and overhaul management, parts […]

MDLR grounded

Indian Avro RJ70 operator MDLR Airlines suspended operations on 5 October. India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice in mid-September to the airline after several safety violations were identified during a recent audit. Although the airline’s fleet includes three RJ70s, all on lease from BAE Systems, […]

Transwede to shut down

Swedish Avro RJ operator Transwede has announced its intention to shut down by the end of the year, once its last contracts come to an end. The airline operates four Avro RJ70s and two RJ85s. With airlines throughout the world cutting capacity due to the economic crisis, demand for ACMI […]

Italiatour RJ85 I-CLBA in Basel

Italiatour to shift flights to Genova

Italiatour Airlines is planning to switch its hub to Genova beginning on 30 October. Flights will be operated to Barcelona (three times a week), Crotone (daily except Sunday), and Palermo (three times a week). The airline will also continue its routes from Crotone to Bologna and to Brescia (each three […]