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Why no American operators of the BAE - 146?

PhatAJ2008

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Why are there no American Operators of the BAE - 146? Is it a good airplane?
 

dispatchguy

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Yeah, plus it was so slow it could barely get out of its own shadow - but, it was the perfect plane for operating into Aspen CO
 

udaman

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The main speed restriction of the BAe/Avro was due to the design of the wing (so I was told).... .70 was Vmo for the 200 and .73 for the 300 (146 version that is). It had to power to go faster in cruise...but thats about it. It was a pig on a hot summer day....I remeber going ORD to SYR and finally leveling at 280 around Detroit (that is fully loaded). You could also forget about making the 3 by 5 , 4 by 8 outa Ord in the summer fully loaded. Besides that it was an awsome aircraft to fly!
 

zoohead

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It is the only aircraft known to have birdstikes into the rear end...that's how slow they were....

Oh yeah, and the brits over-engineered them way too much, renowed for going U/S
 

Whale Rider

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Because BAE stands for "Bring Another Engine!" :laugh:
 

ATLboeing

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Say all you want, I loved it and miss it:)
But you're right, not very practical for airports around here, except Aspen. Lots of airports in the UK where it comes in handy...and the queen loves it.
 

WMUSIGPI

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Seeing how we burned almost as much fuel as an A-320 with less than half the people while flying over a tenth of a mach slower........
Great, comfortable airplane for the passengers and crew but other than flying to Aspen it wasn't practical in the USA.
But hey we were faster in cruise than the CE-500 and DO-328Jet.
 

N1atEcon

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I loved all the noises in the back when the flaps were extended. Wrrrrrrrrrrrrrr , clunk, rorrrrr, roooorrrrrr wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr click click wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Infrequent flyers were thinking they were going to meet their maker. But you have to hand it to the Brits they really over engineer stuff. Look at the Hawkers. That one EJA 800 took out a glider in Miden ( i think), and flew back to a runway. Poor Japanese guy had to parachute into the forrest.
 

Britpilot

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I loved all the noises in the back when the flaps were extended. Wrrrrrrrrrrrrrr , clunk, rorrrrr, roooorrrrrr wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr click click wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Infrequent flyers were thinking they were going to meet their maker. But you have to hand it to the Brits they really over engineer stuff.



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That's funny they did sound just like that.
 

a320drivr

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I heard a conversion is being worked on. removal of the 4 apu's and hanging 2 CFM 56's in place.
 

LR25

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how bout 6 cj-610's?
 

flyin4jsus

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Thanks to United and GoJets!
 

DenverCrashpad

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It was definately the most comfortable "Regional Jet." I'm not sure of the specific dimensions, but I remember the seats being wider than the CRJ's/Erj's with a 3-3 configuration. I'd guess the fueselage was close in width to the 737. (?)
 
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