BAe / Avro Airliner Spotting Guide
BAe-146 / Avro RJ Airliners
Another 4-engine under-the-wing airliner designed for short-haul and regional air routes, and still in service, is the BAe-146 / Avro RJ manufactured by British Aerospace.
The BAe 146 product line included the -100, -200 and -300 models. The equivalent Avro RJ versions are designated RJ70, RJ85, and RJ100.
Its design includes a high-wing cantilever monoplane with a T-tail. Seating was provided for 70-112 passengers, depending on model.
Because of its quiet operation, it is sometimes known as the "Whisperjet".
A freighter version is designed "QT" (Quiet Trader), while the convertible passenger-or-freight model is designated as "QC" (Quick Change). The plane can also accomodate a "gravel kit" for landing/takeoff on rough, unprepared airsfields.
A total of 387 of the aircraft were built during 1978 through 2001.
|Avro RJ85 in Lufthansa livery|
|Eurowings BAe 146-200|
|FlyBE BAe 146-300|