BAE Systems’ ABJ Program Growing
BAE Systems and Design Q have unveiled the latest cabin concept for the Avro Business Jet, an executive version of BAE’s Avro RJ and BAE 146 regional jets. The concept is known as ABJ Fusion, and the cabin on display at the NBAA Convention in October was the third of five designs created by Design Q on behalf of BAE Systems. The first two were introduced at Ebace in Geneva this past spring. The remaining two interiors will be unveiled later this year and early next year. Inside the ABJ Fusion, a spacious foyer leads to an open-plan interior with two separate lounges and seating for 19. A bar and intimate seating area is located halfway through the cabin. Mood lighting allows each lounge area to be lighted independently, creating individualized ambience. The forward lounge features a 50-inch high-definition bulkhead monitor and library. The rear lounge incorporates informal, club-four and club-two seating.