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BUSINESS EXPRESS ORDERS 20 BRITISH AEROSPACE RJ70 REGIONAL JETS

 BUSINESS EXPRESS ORDERS 20 BRITISH AEROSPACE RJ70 REGIONAL JETS
 WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Express, the largest regional airline operating in the Northeast, has ordered 20 British Aerospace RJ70 regional jets. The deal is worth more than $450 million and first deliveries will commence in 1993.
 Jim McManus, chairman of Business Express, said: "The decision to acquire the British Aerospace RJ70 was made following an intensive and thorough evaluation of candidate aircraft. The RJ70 will fulfill our forward planning needs and will give our business travelers the comfort, performance and convenience of a true jetliner. We are delighted to be the launch customer."
 In line with this RJ70 acquisition program, Business Express will be leasing five BAe 146-200 interim aircraft for start of jet service from Boston and JFK.
 Syd Gillibrand, chairman, Aerospace Companies of British Aerospace, plc, speaking at the announcement press conference in New York's Wing Club, said, "This is a significant order from a respected leader in the regional airline industry and confirms British Aerospace's enthusiasm and conviction that this 70-seater regional jet is a viable and logical development, reflecting the company's response to this growing market sector."
 Business Express was founded in November 1984 and joined the Delta Connection program in 1986. Currently, Business Express serves 27 cities in the northeast United States with nearly 500 daily departures systemwide. By the end of calendar year 1991 the airline will have carried more than 1.6 million passengers.
 The British Aerospace RJ70 program is a further extension of its current diverse regional airplane programs. It is derived from the BAe 146 family, which has a background of more than 180 aircraft delivered worldwide and 1.2 million passenger flights. Powered by Textron's newest LF507 turbofan engine, the RJ70 is the most environmentally acceptable regional jet.
 British Aerospace, plc, employs more than 125,000 people and is the United Kingdom's largest exporting corporation. Sales in the calendar year 1990 were reported at approximately $17.9 billion; the company's business sectors include commercial, business and military aircraft, defense systems, property development and construction, cars including four-wheel drive vehicles and space communications.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Jolley of British Aerospace, 703-435-9100/ CO: Business Express; British Aerospace, Inc. ST: District of Columbia IN: ARO SU:


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