duke
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End Of The BAE RJ Line

Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:41 pm

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.
 
cfm-56
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RE: End Of The RJ Line

Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:49 pm

Which airline received the last off the line? Blue1 has had two on order or did they buy used ones perhaps?
 
duke
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RE: End Of The RJ Line

Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:04 pm

Yes, it was Blue 1, if I recall correctly.
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:23 pm

It's Blue1 (ridiculous name) formerly Air Botnia.
In Arsene we trust!!
 
Ndebele
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:51 pm

You surprise me, I always thought the last ARJ had already been delivered more than one year ago...
 
FinnWings
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:56 pm

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:

RJ-85:
OH-SAO
OH-SAP

RJ-100:
OH-SAM
OH-SAN

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.

FinnWings
 
David_itl
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:07 pm


One of those routes under evaluation being MAN according to the rumour mill.

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

David
 
dstc47
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:33 pm

"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.
 
SN-A330
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:44 am

I like the Bae/RJ...

Regards, SN-A330
I would rather be flying...
 
na
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:02 am

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
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:14 am

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
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RE: End Of The BAE RJ Line

Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:11 am

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.
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