Monthly Archives: January 2014

RAF BAe 146 C3 damaged in Afghan hailstorm

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed that the cost of repairs to Royal Air Force aircraft damaged by the hailstorm that hit Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan in April 2013 has already reached almost UKP13 milion, and will continue to grow as the remaining damaged aircraft are […]

Qinetiq Avro RJ70 G-BVRY

Avro RJ70 painted in ETPS colors

QinetiQ’s Avro RJ70 G-BVRJ (msn E1254) was painted in Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) colors, though she still lacks the Royal Air Force roundel and fin flash, presumably because she is still civil registered. She was ferried to Cranfield for annual maintenance on 17 January. Recent news items on Empire Test Pilots […]

Another BAe 146 broken up

Posts about BAe 146s being broken up have become depressingly frequent. The latest victim of the breaker’s axe was series 100 G-BLRA (ms E1017), which had most recently been operated by the BAE Systems Corporate Air Travel department. She has been parked at Exeter since May 2011, after being replaced by series 200 […]