Air International 1982-08
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??? - Stop, look and listen ... to the BAe 146
British Aerospace BAe 146, the third of the Srs 100 flight development aircraft, seen as the test hours passed the 500-mark.
The three BAe 146 Series 100s engaged in flight testing at Hatfield share a common house livery and, with the registration letters only discreetly displayed, colours provide the most immediate distinguishing clue. Aircraft No 3 (shown) is in brown trim while No 2 is blue and the first to fly was in red.
The three BAe 146 Series 100s engaged in flight testing at Hatfield share a common house livery and, with the registration letters only discreetly displayed, colours provide the most immediate distinguishing clue. Aircraft No 3 is in brown trim while No 2 (shown) is blue and the first to fly was in red.
The first two 146s share apron space at Hatfield, with No 1 aircraft (left) displaying the instrumental nose probe required for some of the performance and handling trials.
The second BAe 146 photographed in the vicinity of Hatfield, Herts, where flight testing is centred. The registration G-SSHH was chosen to emphasise the low noise levels of this new aircraft.
A recent photograph of the BAe 146 assembly line at British Aerospace's Hatfield facility. As production gets into stride, the various factories responsible for the major sub-assemblies are progressively increasing the extent of systems and equipment installation, in order to minimise the line time in the assembly hall.
The flight deck.