The first Avro RJX-100 took to the air for the first time on 23 September. RJX-100 msn G-IRJX (msn E3378) took off at 15:20 local time from Woodford, with Test Pilots Bill Ovel and Pete Lofts at the controls. The crew also included Flight Test Engineers Derek Ferguson and Paul Bayley, and Honeywell’s Glen High. The flight lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes. During the flight, G-IRJX reached an altitude of 26,000 ft and speeds up to 250 kt. All planned tests were completed successfully.