BAE Systems Regional Aircraft (BARA) is working on a new freighter conversion of the Avro RJ regional jet following a year’s work on developing the concept. The company said Aug. 10 that it would require commitments for 10 of the type for the project to be launched. There is already a freighter version of the earlier BAe 146 regional jet. Compared to earlier aircraft, the RJ has updated Honeywell LF507-1F engines plus a glass cockpit and is cleared to a higher operational ceiling ...

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