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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Fokker 100 is a medium-sized Aircraft

Fokker 100 is a medium-sized Aircraft developed and manufactured by the Fokker company. Introduced in 1980s, the Aircraft  has low operational costs and no competition and was a best-seller in the 100 seat category.

In 1983 the design of the Fokker 100 was announced as an extended replacement of the Fokker F28. The United States 
Federal Aviation Administration certified the aircraft as Fokker 28-0100, even though many parts of the two designs were similar.

In November 1986 the first prototype, PH-MKH, made its maiden flight. The second prototype, PH-MKC, flew in February 1987. The first Fokker 100 was delivered to its launching customer, SwissAir, in February 1988.

The Airline crisis in 1990s and competition from the Bombardier CRJ200 and Embraer ERJ 145 adversely affected Fokker 100 sales and the company became insolvent in 1996. Production was wound up in 1997. In total 278 Aircraft were manufactured. 

As of 2009, 30 Airlines were operating 229 Fokker Aircraft.

The performance of this Aircraft is Max cruising speed 845km/h (456kt), long range cruising speed 737km/h (453kt). Range with 107 passengers and Tay 620s 2505km (1323nm), or high gross weight version with Tay 650s 3167km (1710nm).  An extended range version of the Fokker 100 with additional fuel tanks was introduced in 1993. In 1994 a passenger / freight  version, the Fokker 100QC, was launched.

A shorter version of the F-28, a new variant Fokker 70, was introduced in 1993 with seating for 80 and a reduced fuselage.

In 1994 and 1997 a shorter version of the Fokker 100, the Fokker 70 five-abreast regional Aircraft, was launched. A total of 47 Aircraft were manufactured during this period. Eight Airlines operate the Aircraft.

Nidhi Jain 
General Manager Operations
Alfa Bloggers Group

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