FARNBOROUGH - BAe Systems has revealed a new fire fighter. After tests with a converted BAe146-100 the larger BAe146-200 will be offered as well. According to BAe is this version of the popular four engined jetplane cheaper in purchase and use than for instance Bombardiers CL-415 and Q400 or Berievs Be-200.
The BAe-146-200 can carry 11.355 litres of water and fireretardent per sorty.
BAe Systems is also considering to restart production of the BAe-146QT (Quiet Trader). The passenger version of the BAe-146, that was later rebranded as Avro RJ, was build till late 2003. In total 390 of these planes where build. The QT-version is a freighter that is used mostly by parcel companies like TNT Express.