Re: The Regional Jet order update. OCT 1995.

From:         ehahn@bass.mitre.org (Ed Hahn)
Organization: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Va.
Date:         29 Nov 95 01:36:17 
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In article <airliners.1995.1867@ohare.Chicago.COM> spagiola <spagiolaworldbank.org@minerva.worldbank.org> writes:

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   As in many things, the reason the 146 has 4 engines is basically
   accidental.  When it was first designed in the mid-1970s (as the HS.146),
   there were no two engines that would provide the required performance.
   So they used 4.  Since these engines were in fact exceptionally quiet,
   they then stressed this marketing point.

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One humorous note:  At one airline early in the BAe-146 service,
the "BAe" in was understood to mean "Bring Another engine", as there
were problems bringing the engines into service - the gas generator
section was originally designed as an APU...

ed

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Really, I wouldn't kid you about a thing like this.