The UK’s Titan Airways has leased a BAe 146-300 from BAE Systems to meet UK Ministry of Defence requirements in the Middle East.

The BAe 146 is a short-haul jet powered by Honeywell ALF502-R5 engines that is ideal for the military tranport role, according to BAE.

Titan will deploy the aircraft to fly between Bahrain, Oman and UAE sectors with approximately 45 passengers and freight.

The lease is valid for a period of six months with an option of extension.