Starbow Airlines has apparently decided to withdraw from use BAe 146-300 9G-SBA (msn E3125). She had been due for annual maintenance in May, and was also to have entered the life extension programme (LEP). However, the airline concluded that this would be uneconomic, and has parked her at its Accra […]
One of the maingear tyres of StarPerú‘s BAe 146-200 OB-1885-P (msn E2087) deflated while she was rolling for take off from Cuzco on 23 September, on flight 2I 1181 to Puerto Maldonado. The crew rejected the takeoff and came to a safe stop on the runway. All the passengers deplaned […]
French newspaper Le Figaro reports that Intro Aviation’s period of exclusivity to buy Air France‘s CityJet subsidiary has lapsed without an agreement being reached. Talks are continuing, but other potential buyers may now also make offers.
BAE Systems has replaced the BAe 146 it had been using on its staff shuttle service with an Embraer ERJ 145. Series 200 G-TBAE (msn E2018) had been flying the twice-daily flights between Farnborough and Warton. She operated her last such flight on 3 September. She has been sold to […]
As it awaits permission to begin operations, new Bolivian Avro RJ operator Ecojet conducted a demonstration flight for members of the media and local authorities to Potosí. RJ85 CP-2788 (msn E2278 ex D-AVRK) made the flight from the airline’s base at Cochabamba on 18 September, covering the route in just […]
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft is studying a possible air-to-air refuelling (A2R) version of the BAe 146 or Avro RJ. Mark Taylor, Business Director Engineering for BAE Systems Regional Aircraft, outlined the proposed A2R version at the Defence Services Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London. For the A2R mission, the BAe […]
Conair‘s first RJ85 air tanker conversion, N839AC (msn E2270), made her first flight on 21 August. Unlike Tronos’ air tankers, Conair’s conversion uses an external tank. The 3,000 US gallon tank is attached to the bottom and the sides of the fuselage, a configuration that Conair had already used on […]
WDL Aviation retired BAe 146-200 D-AMAJ (msn E2028) from service at the end of August. Her last service was a charter from Glasgow to Birmingham on behalf of Flybe, on 31 August, following which she was ferried back to WDL’s base at Köln. She requires a major overhaul, which would be […]