London City Airways
Photos © R.Leeuw
Ceased operations: 1990
Homebase: London-City, UK
ICAO callsign: STOL
Flightnbr prefix: II / LCY
London City Airways started flights to Amsterdam with "Dash Sevens" from the London-Docklands airport. G-BOAW is a DeHavilland DHC-7-110 Dash 7.
The idea to operate a STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) airport in London's Docklands was first conceived in the early 80's, and after a trial demonstration at Heron Quay by a Brymon Dash 7 aircraft in 1982.
London City Aws was formed by British Midland and it was at that time called Eurocity Express. Flight operations started in summer 1987 with 2 Dash 7 aircraft. Early in 1988 Eurocity Express placed orders with De Havilland Canada for 3 Brand New Dash 7 aircraft. At the same time the airline changed its name to London City Airways to reflect the City Airport connections. When all of the deliveries had been completed, the fleet consisted of 5 Dash 7. This was soon reduced to 4. After the successful BAe146 trials in 1988, a transition was expected to runway extension and jet transport. This was cut short in early 1990 with redundancy and closure of the airline.
The fleet in 1990:
|Registration||Type of Aircraft|| C/n||G-BOAW||DeHavilland DHC-7-110 Dash 7||110
||G-BOAX||DeHavilland DHC-7-110 Dash 7||111
||G-BOAY||DeHavilland DHC-7-110 Dash 7||112
||G-BOAZ||DeHavilland DHC-7-110 Dash 7||77
Fleet info: JP Airline Fleets 1990