Bahrain Defence Force revealed as VVIP Avro RJ100 buyer

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has confirmed that the Avro RJ100 sold in November 2007 to an undisclosed Middle Eastern customer for VVIP use has been acquired by the Bahrain Defence Force. aircraft. The aircraft, former Blue1 RJ100 OH-SAM (msn E3386) was delivered to the Bahrain Defence Force during January, and is currently undergoing VVIP conversion. She was withdrawn from service by Blue1 in December 2007, and ferried to Stansted on 27 December for hand-back to BAE Systems. The Bahrain Defence Force already operate two Avro RJ85s in VVIP configuration.

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