The BAe 146
first flew commercially in 1983. The aircraft was designed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of the regional air transport market where heavy utilisation over short sector lengths coupled with high reliability are paramount requirements. Outstanding airfield performance and whisper-jet noise levels are other attributes of the aircraft, which offers excellent profit potential on low-density routes.
A total of 221 BAe 146s were built and 219 were delivered between 1983 and 1993 when it was succeeded by the Avro RJ
The first prototype 146 has now been converted to a specialised atmospheric research aircraft.
Three different length versions of the BAe 146 were built - the Series 100 with 70-84 seats, the 200 Series with 85-100 seats and the 300 Series with 100-112 seats. The aircraft was also manufactured as a pure freighter (QT- Quiet Trader), a QC- Quick Change variant and as a VIP transport aircraft (the Statesman).
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