The BAe 146/ Avro RJ was the last all-British constructed jetliner family. Stephen Skinner reviews the history of this versatile type.

Air UK was an early British operator of the 146, receiving a pair of -200s in 1988 and later operating -300s.

Aviation enthusiasts probably expected that, as the small number of blue-chip operators of the BAe 146/Avro RJ dwindled, the aircraft would just gracefully fade away, but this is not the case. Even though the last example was completed 16 years ago, the type is still in demand as an airliner, freighter and for a myriad of other roles.


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