Sabena has taken delivery of the first two of 23 Avro RJ85s ordered earlier this year in a $500 million deal with the British Aerospace subsidiary. The aircraft will be used by Sabena commuter subsidiary Delta Air Transport (DAT) in Europe. Deliveries to Sabena will continue until 1998. Avro has agreed to take two Fokker F28 Fellowships and eight BAe 146s at an undisclosed price, two of each before the end of this year. It has also agreed that it will take the RJ85s back in 15 years' time.

Source: Flight International