British Aerospace Avro RJ70/85/100

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • TypeRegional airliner
  • PowerplantsRJ70 - Four 27.3kN (6130lb) or 31.1kN (7000lb) AlliedSignal LF-507 turbofans RJ85/100 - Four 31.1kN (7000lb) AlliedSignal LF-507 turbofans.
  • PerformanceRJ70 - Max operating speed Mach 0.73, cruising speed 763km/h (412kt), long range cruising speed 720km/h (389kt). Range with max fuel 3075km (1660nm), range with max payload 2665km (1440nm). RJ85 - Same, except range with max fuel 2965km (1600nm), range with max payload 2130km (1150nm). RJ100 - Same, except range with max fuel 2760km (1490nm), range with max payload 2130km (1150nm).
  • WeightsRJ70 - Operating empty 23,900kg (52,690lb), max takeoff 43,091kg (95,000lb). RJ85 - Operating empty 24,600kg (54,239lb), max takeoff 43,998kg (97,000lb). RJ100 - Operating empty 25.600kg (56,438lb), max takeoff initially 44,225kg (97,500lb), later 46,039kg (101,500lb).
  • DimentionsRJ70 - Wing span 26.21m (86ft), length 26.20m (86ft 0in), height 8.61m (28ft 3in). Wing area 77.3m2 (832sq ft). RJ85 - Same, except length 28.60m (93ft 10 in). RJ100 - Same, except length 30.99m (101ft 8in).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. RJ-70 - Single class seating for alternatively 70 passengers at 84cm (33in) pitch five abreast, or 82 passengers six abreast in a 84cm (33in) pitch configuration, or up to 94 six abreast at 74cm (29in) pitch. RJ85 - Max seating in passenger cabin for 112 at six abreast and 74cm (29in) pitch. More typical seating configuration for 85 at five abreast and 84cm (33in) pitch. RJ100 - Maximum seating of 128 passengers at six abreast and 74cm (29in) pitch. Seating arrangements also for 100 at 84cm (33in) pitch and five abreast, and 116 at six abreast.
  • ProductionProduction of the Avro RJ series ceased in 2002, after 170 examples had been built, including 12 RJ70, 87 RJ85 and 71 RJ100.

The Avro RJ arrangement are overhauled advancements of the Bae-146 family (see separate entrance), and like the 146 was implicit three fuselage length variations, the Rj70, Rj85 and Rj100.

In 1990 British Aerospace initially offered the enhanced Rj70 and Rj80, both of which were focused around the 146-100. They would have situated 70 and 80 travelers individually, yet these two plans developed in the Avro Rj70 (formally Avro 146-Rj70) with enhanced FADEC prepared LF-507 motors and advanced flying.

The 146-200 based Avro Rj85 was the first part of the new family to fly, on March 23 1992. The greatest part of the family, the 146-300 based Rj100, first flew on May 13 1992. The 146-100 based Rj70 was conveyed from late 1993 yet because of low client interest, just 12 were sold.

RJ enhancements over the 146 incorporate more dependable and productive FADEC prepared Alliedsignal (now Honeywell) LF-507 motors, new "Spaceliner" lodge inner part and a computerized flightdeck. Weight and drag investment funds were presented in 1996.

The Rj100 was additionally offered as the Rj115 with additional crisis passageways to seat 116 to 128 in a high thickness six side by side setup. None were manufactured on the other hand. The RJ was likewise offered as the Avro Business Jet, additionally none of these were fabricated.

The RJ arrangement was initially fabricated and promoted by Avro International Aerospace, a different British Aerospace organization, so named as RJ creation was attempted at the previous Avro processing plant close Manchester (most 146s were assembled at Hatfield). Consequent arrangements for an organization with Taiwan Aerospace, which would have seen the RJ arrangement inherent Taiwan fell through and Avro hence got to be some piece of Ai(r) to handle advertising, deals and backing of British Aerospace (Avro and Jetstream) and ATR business flying machine. Then again, Ai(r) disbanded in mid 1998 and the Avro RJ range got to be again a British Aerospace (later BAE Systems) item.

The last RJ was conveyed in 2002. A modernized advancement turned into the Avro RJX, for which see the separate entrance.

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