BAE Systems held its second “Avro RJX Summit” in Florence on 30 October. Like the previous Summit, at which the Avro RJX program was launched and which was held at London City Airport, the venue of this briefing was chosen to emphasize the RJX’s short-field capabilities. Nick Godwin, BAE Systems’ Vice President Marketing for Regional Aircraft, described progress on the RJX program. First flight of the RJX-85 is scheduled for February 2001, with the RJX-100 following in April. Certification is now scheduled for December 2001 — slightly later than originally planned due to delays in engine development.