First production Avro RJX flies


In what will probably be both the first and the last “first flight” of a production RJX, the first production RJX-100 took to the air from Woodford on 9 January. Msn E3391 is the third RJX and the first built to production standard. She was to be the first RJX delivered, to British European. She was rolled out in late October. Ordinarily, she would no doubt already have been painted in British European colors, and probably registered either with her intended civil registration or with a customized registration. Instead, she took to the air devoid of any markings except for test registration G-6-391. The RJX test program, which had been suspended following the program’s cancellation on 27 November, has resumed in case either British European or Druk Air decide to take delivery of the RJXs they have ordered.

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