Blue Bird All American Forward Engine Body Advantages

Blue Bird All American Forward Engine Body Advantages

Blue Bird’s FE body combines our renowned safety and durability advantages such as one-piece steel roof bows, formed one-piece wheel wells and full, off-the-chassis undercoating with new advances in visibility, serviceability, ergonomics, comfort, and stylish, modern design. The result is a bus that will last years longer, while pleasing everyone from drivers and passengers to mechanics and Transportation Managers.




Blue Bird’s Panoramic Sightline, now including an enlarged driver’s side window, increases the driver’s view around the loading/unloading zone, increasing the safety of the All American Forward Engine Type D School Bus.

Blue Bird’s trademark one-piece roof bows, now made with High Strength Low Alloy steel, provide maximum roll-over strength.

Wiring is numbered and color coded for easy service, reducing downtime of the Blue Bird All American Forward Engine.

A variety of seat plans and configurations, including track seating and special needs options, offer customers optimal flexibility to meet specific passenger needs. Available capacities on the All American Forward Engine range from 54 to 90 students.

One-piece roof sheets from window top to window top and riveted construction add extra strength and durability to the Blue Bird All American FE.

Drip molding visors embossed in the Blue Bird All American’s roof sheets over each window minimize corrosion by eliminating a need for an additional metal joint and permitting ventilation during inclement weather.

Full-length, 16-gauge exterior side rub rails are positioned to offer optimum strength and protection and are specifically designed to resist penetration on side collisions; rails are dimpled at bottom fasteners to facilitate drainage and prevent corrosion.

The All American’s ergonomic wrap-around driver’s area put key functions, gauges, and switches where drivers need them the most. This accessibility ensures that driver attention remains focused, further contributing to the safety of the vehicle.

Blue Bird’s integrated Comfort Aire A/C offering provides greater efficiency and quality than competitor aftermarket systems because the Comfort Aire system is designed in harmony with other OEM installed components.


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