The Bahrain Defence Force has taken delivery of former Blue1 RJ100 OH-SAM (msn E3386) as A9C-AWL in mid May. 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. The aircraft was delivered to the Bahrain Defence Force during January, and is currently undergoing VVIP conversion. She had been withdrawn from service by Blue1 in December 2007, and subsequently converted to VVIP configuration. She joins two Avro RJ85s already operate by the Bahrain Defence Force, also in VVIP configuration.