Monthly Archives: July 2012

Alfa Air BAe 146 for sale

Romania’s Alfa Air is negotiating the sale of BAe 146-200 YR-ANJ (msn E2079). The VIP-configured 146, which Alfa Air operates on behalf of Casino Rodos and is available for charter, has not flown since last year, the victim of Europe’s, and particularly Greece’s, poor economic conditions.

Nusantara Air Charter adds an Avro RJ100

Indonesia’s Nusantara Air Charter has added an Avro RJ100 to its fleet. The aircraft in question, VH-NBU (msn E2343) was previously operated by Riau Airlines as PK-RAY, and has been in storage at Adelaide since that airline’s demise in 2010. After post-storage maintenance by Cobham Aviation Services Engineering, she left Adelaide on 7 July, still […]

Former Riau RJ100 VH-NBU in storage at Adelaide

Third Starbow BAe 146 delivered

After several delays, Ghana’s Starbow finally took delivery of its third BAe 146. Series 300 9G-SBC (msn E3183 ex G-BUHB) departed Southend on 29 July, routing via Algers. She had been at Southend since May, initially for painting and then awaiting the return of several engines that she had donated […]

QinetiQ Avro RJ100 painted

QinetiQ’s Avro RJ100 G-BZAY (msn E3368) was painted in a new Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) color scheme at Boscombe Down in early July, but so far neither the Royal Air Force roundel nor her military serial have been applied. She had been ferried to Boscombe Down in early March, […]


Swiss Avro RJ100 lease to Austrian nixed

Swiss has dropped a plan to provide an Avro RJ100 to help Austrian Airlines, a sister airline within the Lufthansa Group, cover for a shortage of flight crews. Austrian recently transferred all of its flying to its subsidiary Tyrolean Airways. However, many of Austrian’s pilots have balked at the transfer, […]