BAE Systems Regional Aircraft produced the last fully UK-built airliner in November 2001, the Avro RJX (formerly the BAE 146). While this unit no longer produces aircraft it continues to lease aircraft and provide support, spares and training for its products:
The decision to end production of the Avro RJ series was taken following the sharp downturn in aircraft sales following September 11, 2001 attacks. British Aerospace (BAE's predecessor) left the corporate jet market in 1993 with the sale of British Aerospace Corporate Jets Ltd. to Raytheon, but had maintained the regional jet division.
Although this year it has made a profit of £3 million, and is currently producing quality work for other 3rd parties Read More