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Aerospatiale/BAe 146


BAe 146

The most recent addition to our collection oue BAe146 is a very special aircraft and arrived on 22 January 2022.

ZE701 is one of three VVIP 'Statesman' configured aircraft and was delivered to the RAF in 1986.

Originally delivered as part of the Queens Flight in 1995 it was transferred to 32 (The Royal) Squadron and was based at RAF Northolt to the Westof London.

The CC2 Statesman variant has a luxuriously appointed interior for just 19 passengers and a creq of 6 including the two pilots. It was used ti transport members of the Royal family, Politicians and senior military officers.

Equipped with a sophisticated Defensive Aids Suite to protect against airborne threats the aircraft were able to fly into areas where security risks may have existed.

Datafile: Aerospatiale/BAe 146

First flight:1986
Passenger capacity:19
Powerplant:Lycoming ALF 502
Wingspan:26.3 metres (86 ft 5in)
Length:26.2 metres (86 ft 0in)
Height:8.6 metres (28 ft 3in)
Empty weight:38,102 Kg (84,000 lb)
Maximum speed:708 km/h (440 mph, 382 knots, Mach 0.57)
Range:2,591 km (1,610 miles, 1,399 nmi)
Service ceiling:10,973 metres (36,000 feet)
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