All American FE Body Features

All American FE Durability

Durable Construction

Blue Bird’s new FE body combines 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.

A new, 33% larger windshield, bonded to add structural strength to the All American’s unitized body, provides unexcelled visibility. Its raised sightline eliminates ducking and craning to see traffic lights when drivers are stopped at the limit line.

All American FE panoramic sightlineBlue 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.
All American FE roofBlue Bird’s trademark one-piece roof bows, now made with High Strength Low Alloy steel, provide maximum roll-over strength.
All American FE wiringWiring is numbered and color coded for easy service, reducing downtime of the Blue Bird All American Forward Engine.
All American FE seat planA 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.
All American FE roof sheetOne-piece roof sheets from window top to window top and riveted construction add extra strength and durability to the Blue Bird All American FE.
All American FE railsFour 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.
All American FE visorsDrip molding visors are embossed in the Blue Bird All American’s roof sheets over each window, minimizing corrosion by eliminating a need for an additional metal joint and permitting ventilation during inclement weather.
All American FE exteriorExterior side sheet metal is 20 gauge galvanized steel with fluting for strength; one piece from window sills to bottom of skirt, these side panels create a wall of protection around occupants.
All American FE driver areaThe All American’s ergonomic wrap-around driver’s area puts 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.
All American FE ACBlue 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.
All American FE insulationMineral Wool Insulation provides better vertical integrity than fiberglass, adding to the total life cycle value of the Blue Bird All American Forward Engine.

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