Air International 2013-11
M.Broadbent - Regional Evolution /Commercial/
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British Aerospace BAe 146C3 ZE707 (c/n E2211, ex OO-TAY) is one of two BAe 146-200QCs for the RAF acquired to augment the service's transport capabilities. The aircraft is seen departing RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on February 18, 2013, where it and ZE708 (c/n E2188, ex OO-TAZ) arrived the previous day. Both were noted during late February and March at various locations completing trials before being accepted into service for operation by No.32(TR) Squadron based at RAF Northolt in West London. They will be flown alongside the service's two existing BAe 146CC2s (based on the Series 100). The new aircraft were previously flown by TNT Airways and were acquired under a ?47 million programme to meet intra-lift requirements in Afghanistan (see BAE Systems Acquires BAe 146s for RAF, August 2012, p6). Both are expected to deploy to Afghanistan once acceptance trials and pilot training have been completed.
Regional Aircraft converted a BAe 146-301 large Atmospheric Research Aircraft for the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements, a UK scientific research organisation based at Cranfield.
Flexible cabin stowage on an RAF BAe 146 CC3 transport aircraft.