BAE Systems Avro RJX85/100

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • TypeRegional airliner
  • PowerplantsFour 31.1kN (7000lb) Honeywell AS977-1A turbofans.
  • PerformanceRJX85 - Max speed Mach 0.73. Range 3295km (1780nm). RJX100 - Max speed Mach 0.73, Range 3020km (1630nm).
  • WeightsRJX85 - Operating empty 24,500kg (54,013lb). RJX100 - Operating Empty 25.450kg (56,108lb).
  • DimentionsRJX85 - Wing span 26.34m (86ft 5in), length 28.60m (93ft 10in), height 8.59m (28ft 2in). Wing area 77.3m2 (832sq ft). RJX100 - Same, except length 30.99m (101ft 8in).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. RJX85 - Typical seating for 85 at five abreast or 100 at six abrest. RJX100 - Typical seating for 100 at five abreast or 112 at six abreast.
  • ProductionAfter 1 RJX85 and 2 RJX100 had flown, production was abandoned.

The Avro RJX extent is a modernized improvement of the Avro RJ family, with the key change being new Honeywell As977 powerplants which guaranteed more noteworthy reach, enhanced fuel smolder and lower upkeep costs.

British Aerospace Regional Aircraft (later BAE Systems Regional Aircraft) declared it was restrictively offering the enhanced RJX run on February 16 1999 at the Avalon Airshow (close Melbourne, Australia). In the meantime British Aerospace declared the choice of the Honeywell As977 turbofan. At that stage confirmation was gotten ready for December 2000 and administration entrance in May 2001.

The RJX was formally propelled on March 21 2000 (to a degree later than visualized when the system was proclaimed). Gathering of the first RJX, a Rjx85, started before formal dispatch in March 2000, and the first flight was made April 28 2001. The Rjx100 took after with the first flight made on September 23 2001.

The RJX's As977 powerplant is a two spool plan with double FADEC, and contrasted and the LF-507 of the Avro RJ it replaces, it asserted to deliver 5% more push in the ascension, 15% lower fuel blaze, 20% lower immediate motor working expenses, lower discharges, and considerably quieter commotion levels. The Rjxs would have an up to 17% extent expand and a 227kg (500lb) vacant weight lessening over the Rjs.

Like the prior Avro RJ and Bae-146, the RJX family was offered in three sizes, the 70 seat Rjx70, 85 seat Rjx85 and 100 seat Rjx100. The airframes are unaltered from the relating RJ demonstrates separated from the motor nacelles and arches (supplied by GKN Westland). BAE Systems calls the motor, nacelle, arch and related embellishments bundle the IPPS (Integrated Power Plant System). Like the RJ, the RJX was additionally offered as the Avro Business Jet.

On the other hand, in the wake of BAE Systems' post September 11 concerns of poor deals prospects, the entire RJX project was drop on November 27 2001. One and only Rjx85 and two Rjx100s had flown by then. The Rjx85 was separated out at Woodford, and the model Rjx100 was exchanged to the Heritage Aircraft Park at Manchester air terminal, and the fuselage of the second one got to be put away at Woodford. Some fragmented airplane were scrapped. Only 14 air ship had been requested before system wiping out.

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