Scandinavian operator Braathens Regional Airlines is to put its entire BAE Systems Avro RJ fleet up for sale ahead of a replacement programme.

The 10 aircraft comprise eight RJ100s plus a pair of RJ85s.

Cirium fleet data shows the aircraft were mainly manufactured in the period 1993-95. One RJ100 was produced in 1999 and another in 2001.

The aircraft will be remarketed exclusively through Skyworld Aviation, the company states.

Skyworld says the jets will be released from service over the course of the fourth quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2020.

Spare engines for the RJs as well as components and tooling will be part of the package. "Serviceable aircraft and break-up candidates are on offer," adds Skyworld.

Braathens Regional Airlines has orders for 10 Airbus A220-100s which were originally intended to modernise the Avro RJ fleet of Malmo Aviation.

Malmo Aviation had been lined up as a launch operator of the A220 – then known as the Bombardier CSeries – but it subsequently relinquished this role, before being amalgamated into Braathens Regional Airlines. The CSeries deliveries have been repeatedly deferred.