The Avro RJ is the short haul jet successor to the BAe 146. In addition to the 221 BAe 146 aircraft built between 1983 and 1992. 166 Avro RJ aircraft were built up to programme closure in 2001 making it the most successful British civil jet programme ever. The Avro RJ introduced updated Honeywell LF507 engines, increased design weights, a redesigned 'Spaceliner' cabin and digital flight deck featuring CAT3A autoland. As with the BAe 146, the family is available in three sizes spanning 70 to 112 seats and retains the competitive economics, outstanding performance and quiet clean characteristics that facilitate access to a wide range of demanding city centre airfields such as London City.