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End Of The BAE RJ Line  
User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 4400 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.

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User currently offlineCFM-56 From Finland, joined Sep 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

Which airline received the last off the line? Blue1 has had two on order or did they buy used ones perhaps?

User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 4350 times:

Yes, it was Blue 1, if I recall correctly.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 4309 times:
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It's Blue1 (ridiculous name) formerly Air Botnia.

In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

You surprise me, I always thought the last ARJ had already been delivered more than one year ago...

User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 4205 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.


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7798 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 4130 times:
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One of those routes under evaluation being MAN according to the rumour mill.

I believe at least one of the RJs was at Exeter.


User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1602 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

"Yet it's the most built jetliner in British history"

And the last ever.
But almost nobody actually likes the Bae/Rj, unlike some of the other aircraft mentioned.

User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

I like the Bae/RJ...

Regards, SN-A330

I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11557 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 4029 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.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13591 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 4010 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.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9432 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3937 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"
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