Avro RJ100

The AVRO RJ-100 (formerly British Aerospace 146) is a short-haul four-engine turbofan high-decker passenger aircraft. It is an extended version of the AVRO RJ-85 suitable for 117 passengers. The aircraft made its maiden flight on May 13, 1992. The aircraft is suitable for short runways. The turbofan engines have a high bypass ratio and are relatively quiet, making the aircraft suitable for airports in densely populated city centers and earning it the nickname Whisperjet.[1] Although not common in this market segment, the use of four engines provided a number of advantages. First, four motors provide a high degree of redundancy. Second, the four engines provide excellent performance on both short runways and high-altitude airports in hot and high conditions. The RJ 100 and BAE 146 play a new role in the development process towards electric flying. Due to the large payload and the four engine mounting points (hardpoints), the aircraft is very suitable as a flying test bed (test setup) for new electric drives. One or two turbofans are replaced by electric propulsion. The Airbus/Rolls-Royce/Siemens partnership used a BAE 146 as a test aircraft for their E-Fan X concept. Wright Electric is considering converting a number of BAE 146 aircraft into fully electric aircraft with a range of 750 km.

Statistics & Information

ICAO
Avro
Name
Avro RJ100
Operator
Brussels Airlines Historical
PAX
117
Crew
2
Cargo
11,781.00kg
MTOW
45132
MLW
39236
MZFW
Total in Fleet
2
Service Ceiling
33,649ft
Range
1,330nm
Max Speed
426kts
Wingspan
26.00m
Length
31.00m
Height
9.00m
Engine Type
Lycoming ALF 502

Aircraft Registrations

OO-DWD,OO-DWB