Monthly Archives: June 1999


Avro RJ competitors make strides

While BAe Regional Aircraft completes final design on the re-engined Avro RJX in anticipation of a formal launch decision, competitors have poached two of its high-profile customers. In April, Lufthansa announced it would order 60 Fairchild 728JETs, with 60 more on option (Lufthansa’s regional subsidiary CityLine had earlier ordered 10 […]


National Jet to establish Italy-based British Airways franchise

Australian airline National Jet Systems (NJS) is preparing to start an Italian subsidiary to operate British Airways franchise flights. Few details have emerged so far on the new airline, which will apparently operate five former Uni-Air BAe 146-300s. NJS personnel were reported to be in Taiwan in late June, preparing […]


BAe completes preliminary design review of the Avro RJX

BAe Regional Aircraft announced during the Paris Airshow that it had completed a Preliminary Design Review of the Integrated Powerplant System (IPPS) for the Avro RJX, covering the AS977 engine, nacelle, and pylon installation. The review was undertaken by a joint team from BAeRA, AlliedSignal Engines, and GKN/Westland (who build […]