Duke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1151 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
I just found in Flight that they have delivered the last BAe RJ. Interesting that after some 2 decades of BAe-146/RJ production, only some 390 were delivered. Yet it's the most built jetliner in British history, compare the Comet at some 114, the VC-10 at 54, the Trident at 117 and the BAC 1-11 at something like 280, I'm not sure. Interesting figures.
FinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2711 times:
Blue 1, formerly Air Botnia, received two brand new RJ-85s and two RJ-100s. At least two of them were "whitetails" and been long time in storage (at Woodford, UK?) as they were the last examples built. All four of them wears now Blue 1's new livery and have these registrations:
So now Blue 1 has total of 2 RJ-100s and 7 RJ-85s + 5 Saab 2000s in their fleet. Due the increased capacity they will start new routes from their Helsinki base to Hamburg and Berlin. The new routes will be operated first time from the beginning of next summer timetable. They also plans to start new Helsinki-Moscow route and some other destinations are also under study.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10052 posts, RR: 12 Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
Actually I thought the last one was sold already earlier this year.
Anyway thanks for the news.
And - I like that aircraft, too. I looks so cute compared to most of the generic regional jets which are so boring to look at.
What I don´t like as a passenger is of course that the engines obstruct the view so much.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12952 posts, RR: 79 Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2516 times:
It used to be poor political interference and two schizophrenic major customers (BOAC and BEA), that crippled the industry, now it's crap management at BAE and short term thinking.
The RJX was thought of in the early 1990's as a twin, with two newer engines as part of a general upgrading, if approved it could have hit the market in 1997/8, bet it would have sold well.
Instead, poodle along with the RJ, then go for a minimum change new version, and they lost the lot, not that BAE had any love for the RJ business anyway.
Same people who screwed up the Nimrod MRA.4 (those who knew warned that each wing/fuselage join was slightly different, BAE ignored them then found that the new wings don't fit), the new Concorde Lav design (heavier not lighter, no provision for cooling, poor waste management system) and much else besides.
To think how great BAC was, BAe for the first decade too.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
Hearing that the Avro's production has stopped is 1 1/2 year old news. The last Avro was finished sometime last year....and I thought I read it was finished with no customer and ended up just sitting on the ramp.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"