Monthly Archives: July 2001

Avro RJX flies with first ‘Block 2’ AS577

The first production-standard ‘Block 2’ Honeywell AS977 has been fitted to the Avro RJX-85 development aircraft, msn G-ORJX (msn E2376), replacing one of the pre-production ‘Block 1’ engines previously fitted in the number 1 position. She made her first flight with the new engines on 6 July. The 50 minute […]

GE-Honeywell merger blocked

General Electric’s proposed purchase of Honeywell International has been blocked by European Union regulators. As a result, the 146’s ALF502, the RJ’s LF507, and the RJX’s AS977 engines will remain Honeywell products rather than taking on the GE brand. It would not have been the first brandname change for the […]