Avro RJX promises extended range


Computer simulations based on data from wind-tunnel tests shows that the Avro RJX will have substantial range improvements over the current Avro RJ and earlier BAe 146 models, even from difficult airports. Under the hot-and-high conditions encountered at Denver in the summer, for example, the range of the BAe 146-300 with a full load of 100 passengers is limited to 692nm, while the higher-powered RJ100 has a range of 1,146nm — not quite enough to reach many destinations on the east coast. In contrast, the RJX-100 is expected to have a range of 1,620nm — more than enough to cover the whole of the continental United States, as well as all of Mexico and most of Canada. BAE will now prepare the Performance Manuals for entry-into-service.

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