Press reports suggest that the Avro RJX is the leading contender in British Regional Airlines‘ search for a new regional airliner. BRAL has a requirement for as many as 20 aircraft in the 70-110 seat size range, for delivery from early 2003. Together with partner Manx, BRAL currently operates five BAe 146s. The main competitor for the order is Embraer’s ERJ-170/190 family (BRAL also operated ERJ-145s).
Recent news items on British Regional Airlines:
- British Airways begins to transfer Avro RJ100s to CitiExpress (2002-09-30)
- Goodbye BRAL, Hello BACX (2002-04-12)
- Manx loses its identity (2002-02-13)
- British Regional merger plans detailed (2001-05-10)
- British Airways buys British Regional (2001-03-08)