B461

BRITISH AEROSPACE BAe-146-100

Aircraft
Name
BAe-146-100
Manufacturer
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
High wing
Tail
T-tail
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L4J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
BRITISH AEROSPACE Statesman (100)
BRITISH AEROSPACE BAe-146-100 Statesman
BRITISH AEROSPACE BAe-146-100

B461

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 Short Take-Off and Landing (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 -100 migrated last to the type name "Avro RJ" superseded "BAe 146" in 1993 in a new joint venture.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 BAE SYSTEMS AVRO RJ-70 differed from the 146-100 in having FADEC LF 507 engines and digital avionics. Total of 35 BAe-146-100 were built.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
26.21 m
Length (metric)
26.20 m
Height (metric)
8.61 m
Powerplant

4 x 29.8kN Textron Lycoming ALF502R-5 turbofans.s

Engine Model(s)
Lycoming ALF502
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
125 kts
Distance
1219 m
MTOW
38102 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
155 kts
ROC
1500 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
220 kts
ROC
2000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
220 kts
ROC
1200 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.65
ROC
500 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
414 kts
MACH
0.65
Ceiling
310
Range
1800 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.68
ROD
800 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
250 kts
ROD
3000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
200 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
125 kts
Distance
1067 m

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