Monthly Archives: September 2018

Summit Air Avro RJ85

Summit Air Avro RJ85 pull

A Summit Air Avro RJ85 participated in a plane pull for charity at Yellowknife on 15 September. Teams formed by local residents competed to pull her over a distance of 25 feet, against the clock. The local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) posted the best time, at just under 10 […]

Air Spray grid test

Air Spray‘s BAe 146-200 air tanker N907AS/Tanker 170 (msn E2156) conducted retardant drop tests at Lancaster Fox Field on 20 and 21 September. She then returned to her base at Chico. The grid test measures the coverage of retardant drops, and are required to obtain the approval of the Interagency […]

Qinetiq acquires Avro RJ100 for spares

Qinetiq has acquired former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ100 OO-DWD (msn E3324) as a source of spares for the RJ100 and RJ70 it operates on behalf of the Empire Test Pilots School’s (ETPS). OO-DWD operated Brussels Airlines’ last Avro RJ service on 28 October 2017. She has been stored at Cranfield […]