Eurohub From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4557 times:
The vast majority of the RJ85 aircraft ended up in Europe with AF-KL subsidiary CityJet to replace their ageing fleet of BAe 146-200 aircraft. I think most are still in service with WX although a couple might have moved on.
Forget A vs B - Give me E or BAe any day of the week!
azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4217 times:
THe bulk of the Avros found their new life in Europe at CityJet, as mentioned. They originally acquired 23 of them, but I believe they had up to 28 of the 35 at one point. Of the remaining 7, I believe 3 went to the UAE Amiri Flight wing (including one for parts), 1 was scrapped in YYC and 3 went for a short time to a company in South Africa. Sadly, of course, 528 has long served as a fire trainer in MEM after a mechanic destroyed her in 2002.
Some of the 49 strong B+ saabs can be found in Thailand, Alaska and the reincarnated Gulfstream Airlines, known as Silver Airways. The remainder from what I understand have yet to find homes. There may be 1 or 2 flying at Colgan.
HSVXJ From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3472 times:
Quoting azjubilee (Reply 5): Sadly, of course, 528 has long served as a fire trainer in MEM after a mechanic destroyed her in 2002.
Funny how 528 ended up being written off then used as a fire trainer. That plane was always a little "weird." We always called it the haunted plane. Strange things happened on that bird whenever it RONed in HSV. Nobody ever wanted to work it alone at night. We used to tell newbies about it then sneak up on them and scare the hell out of them when they were servicing it. Good times; almost as fun as sending them to get the bin stretcher.
Nature forms us for ourselves, not for others; to be, not to seem.