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B461
Name BAe-146-100
Manufacturer BRITISH AEROSPACE
Type Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
APC C
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable


Also manufacturered as:

BRITISH AEROSPACE Statesman (100)
BRITISH AEROSPACE BAe-146-100 Statesman
BRITISH AEROSPACE BAe-146-100


BRITISH AEROSPACE BAe-146-100

BRITISH AEROSPACE BAe-146-100

Image source: IANS

Description

The BAe 146 is a medium-sized commercial aircraft, manufactured until 2002. It is often also called Avro 146 even though this term is not official, and nicknamed the Jumbolino. The aircraft has STOL capabilities and very quiet operation; it has been marketed under the name Whisperjet. The only commercial jet with 4 turbofan jet engines on a wing that is mounted on top of the fuselage. Having extremely large flaps and spoilers, and a large split air brake mounted in the tail, the plane does not need reverse thrust at landing. It sees wide usage at small city-based airports. In its primary role it serves as a regional jet, short-haul airliner or feederliner. The freight-carrying version has the designation 'QT' ("quiet trader"). The B461 is member of the BAe 146 family and comes in -100, -200 and -300 models. First flight of the -100 series occurred in September 1981, with deliveries commencing in 1983. -100 migrated last to the type name "Avro RJ" superseded "BAe 146" in 1993 in a new joint venture. Avro RJ standard development, The RJ70 differed from the 146-100 in having FADEC LF 507 engines and digital avionics. Total of 35 BAe-146-100 were built.

General

Aircraft name BAe-146-100
ICAO code/WTC B461 / M
Manufacturer BRITISH AEROSPACE
Type code/APC L4J / C

Technical Data

Wing span 26.21 m85.991 ft
Length 26.16 m85.827 ft
Height 8.59 m28.182 ft
Powerplant 4 x 29.8kN Textron Lycoming ALF502R-5 turbofans.
Engine model Lycoming ALF502

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) 125 kts IAS 155 kts IAS 220 kts IAS 220 kts MACH 0.65 TAS 380 kts MACH 0.68 IAS 250 kts IAS kts Vth (IAS) 125 kts
Distance 1600 m ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1200 ft/min ROC 500 ft/min MACH 0.65 ROD 800 ft/min ROD 3000 ft/min MCS 200 kts Distance 1200 m
MTOW 23290 kg Ceiling FL310 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 1120 NM


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B461

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