BAE Systems announced last month that it has contracted to deliver a 46-passenger Avro business jet corporate shuttle version of the BAe 146-200 regional jet to UK-based motorway infrastructure construction firm Gill Group. The interior work will be done by Inflite Engineering Services at London Stansted Airport, with oversight from Bristol-based Waypoint Aviation.
BAE Systems and Quest International of the UK have combined to launch a cabin air system that they say can destroy airborne viruses and bacteria, including H1N1 (swine flu), SARS, bird flu and eColi. AirManager has been flight-tested on BAE 146/ Avro RJ regional airliners operated by five European carriers, and one undisclosed carrier has selected it for its fleet.
The Gulf region continues to adopt corporate versions of the BAe 146/Avro RJ regional jetliner, generically dubbed the Avro Business Jet (ABJ). Next month, the UAE’s Abu Dhabi will take into its Amiri Flight a late-model RJ100 that will join a smaller RJ70. Other ABJs serve with the neighboring Dubai Air Wing, which operates two RJ85s. Bahrain flies a brace of RJ85s and a lone RJ100 that are assigned to its Defence Force.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has completed the first Avro RJ70 executive aircraft with the Design Q interior. The conversion from a regional airline configuration was done by Inflite Engineering at London Stansted Airport. The airplane has been delivered to Bulgarian national carrier Bulgaria Air, which will operate it on behalf of TIM group, the airline’s Varna-based parent.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft last month announced that its London Stansted airport-based partner, Inflite Engineering, completed the first conversion in the Avro Business Jet program–an Avro RJ70 fitted with a Design Q interior.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft last week announced that its London Stansted airport-based partner, Inflite Engineering, completed the first conversion in the Avro Business Jet program–an Avro RJ70 fitted with a Design Q interior. The aircraft was delivered in mid-November. It was bought and is now operated by Bulgaria Air on behalf of its parent company, Varna-based TIM.
BAE Systems has come to the MEBA show on the back of an upsurge of interest in its Avro Business Jet (ABJ) during this year and is expected to report further progress at a press conference here this morning. Andy Whelan, director sales for BAE Systems Regional Aircraft (Stand No.
Airfield performance in hot climates, operational independence and customization flexibility are principal factors behind a recent upsurge of interest in corporate versions of the British Aerospace 146 regional jet and its Avro RJ variant, according to the manufacturer.
Seven years after BAE Systems canceled the ill-fated Avro RJX program, closing the hangar door on indigenous UK airliner production, the company’s regional aircraft division believes its BAe 146 and Avro RJ offerings remain competitive.
With a three-foot wider interior than the Bombardier Challenger 604, the Avro 146/RJ is claimed to offer “an airliner-size cabin for the price of a small business jet.”
Here at the NBAA Convention, BAe Regional Aircraft (Booth No. 1881) hopes to renew interest in the Avro Business Jet (ABJ) version of the venerable quadjet, which was produced from 1983 to 2002.