BMI Regional

March 4, 2014 - 12:20am

Following its first full year of independent operations, the UK’s BMI Regional reported a so-called trading update and 2014 outlook in late January, under which it announced the launch of new intra-Scandinavia services involving several new destinations, a doubling of capacity on its Aberdeen-Oslo route and this month’s launch of Newcastle-Brussels service.

August 6, 2013 - 4:25am

The UK’s BMI Regional signed a deal last month to supply an Embraer ERJ145–along with pilots, cabin crew and support–to Swedish regional airline Flyglinjen. Flyglinjen plans to replace a Fokker 50 turboprop on a route between Kristianstad, Sweden and Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The contract’s term extends 10 months, starting from August 12, using the Flyglinjen brand. Plans call for the airplane to operate under BMI Regional’s certificate using BMI Regional flight and maintenance crews, while Flyglinjen provides sales and ground services.

October 1, 2012 - 12:00pm

More than 15 years after selling his Business Air commuter operation to British Midland Airways, Ian Woodley once again occupies the left seat as executive chairman of BMI Regional.

June 5, 2012 - 4:30am

International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a binding agreement to sell Aberdeen, Scotland-based BMI Regional to Sector Aviation Holdings for £8 million ($12.9 million) in cash. The sale includes all BMI Regional’s fixed assets and long-term liabilities, including owned and leased aircraft.

BMI Regional flies a fleet of 18 Embraer ERJ 145s and ERJ 135s throughout the UK and Northern Europe. IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said the deal “should” secure some 330 jobs.

March 30, 2011 - 10:15am

British businessman and entrepreneur Lord Sugar, a 25-year veteran of business aircraft ownership, touted the benefits of aircraft at the BBGA gathering. Sugar told members that owning an aircraft had enabled him to spend one day a week in Denmark, leaving London at 6 a.m. to work an eight-hour day in his Danish office.

June 28, 2010 - 12:49pm

Embraer announced that all parts and logistics support for its commercial and business aircraft in the Asia Pacific region will be managed from the regional distribution center in Singapore.

June 23, 2010 - 11:18am

Embraer announced strategic customer support enhancements in the Asia Pacific region. According to the Brazilian airframer, all parts and logistics support for Embraer commercial and business aircraft in the region will be managed from the regional distribution center in Singapore.

August 5, 2008 - 11:41am

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Friday announced second-quarter sales of $1.63 billion, up 43.7 percent from a year ago, and a profit of $134.4 million, a significant increase over the $31.2 million recorded for the same period last year. Embraer’s firm-order backlog as of June 30 reached a record high of $20.7 billion, $6 billion of which is for its Phenom, Legacy and Lineage executive jets.

May 29, 2008 - 7:07am

Since mid-September, a French operator  has been flying the first Embraer ERJ-135 dedicated to charter in Europe. The Chambéry-based firm feels it has filled a gap in charter capacity. The twinjet, registered F-GYPE, is operated by  Hex’Air, a small airline whose sister company, executive charter operator Pan Européenne Air Service, markets it alongside its own business aircraft.

May 7, 2008 - 11:12am

Indigo, which originally launched a “regular and frequent” business aircraft service with a Falcon 20 in February 2000, was scheduled to receive its first “upscale shuttle” version of the Embraer ERJ-135 late last month.

 
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