apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4367 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2202 times:
Truthfully there was not a huge difference between the Avro and the 146, and the 146 were very well maintained so really there was no need to do so. They were both good airplanes though, and it was sad to see them go.
steex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
The BAe/Avro were also a little too large to be practical in the USA given the number of passengers they could carry due to mainline pilot scopes. For example, XJ had to configure their RJ85s down to 69 seats to meet NW's pilot scope at the time, but most of those same birds are now flying with 95 seats for WX in Europe. Considering DL has the most liberal scope by allowing 76-seat RJs today, that's still 19 fewer seats than the birds fly with in Europe. That's a lot of extra airplane to purchase and fly around without earning any additional revenue.