Bulgaria Air (FB, Sofia) has ended BAe 146-200 operations after LZ-HBZ (cn E2103) was acquired by Neptune Aviation Services (Missoula), Skyliner Aviation reports.

The twenty-eight year-old jet, now re-registered N477NA, will shortly undergo conversion into a water bomber prior to its redelivery to Neptune.

The Bulgarian carrier has a further twelve active aircraft in its fleet including two A319-100s, three A320-200s, one ARJ-70, two B737-300s and four EMB-190s.