Fokker 100

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About the
Fokker 100

Fokker's largest aircraft ever built, the Fokker 100, is a two-engined 100 passenger jet airliner. It was developed from the F28 Fellowship, which was stretched and modernised in many ways.
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Fokker started developing the Fokker 100 in November 1983, simultaneously with the Fokker 50 turboprop, which was essentially a much improved F27 Friendship. The Fokker 100 offered a maximum of 122 seats compared with the 85 in the F-28-4000. The F28's Rolls Royce Speys were replaced by Rolls Royce Tays, the wing was revised with greater span and better aerodynamic efficiency, the cockpit became a computerised EFIS glass flightdeck and the cabin interior was redesigned.
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The Fokker 100's flew for the first time on 30 November 1986 and was certificated in November 1987. Launch customer Swissair received its first aircraft in February 1988. The Fokker 100 drew the attention of some of the big airlines in the USA, like American Airlines (ordering 75) and US Airways (40).
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The Fokker 100 was offered in a number of versions including higher gross weight options, the Fokker 100QC Quick change airliner or freighter with a large forward freight door and the Fokker Executive Jet 100 corporate shuttle or VIP transport, fitted with luxury interiors to customer requirements.
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Fokker developed a shorter version, the Fokker 70. Studies on a 130 seat Fokker 130 didn't materialize, because the collapse of Fokker in 1996. Production stopped in 1997 after 283 Fokker 100s had been built. After the 9/11 terrorist assaults many Fokkers were withdrawn from service, especially aircraft flying for US airlines. The Dutch company Stork Aerospace Services, which took over some of the former Fokker activities, started a program to remarket these aircraft, with success.
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There are plans to restart production of the Fokker 70 and 100, but these plans have failed so far to become reality.


Fokker 100 Swissair

Swissair was the first customer for the Fokker 100.



Fokker 100 KLM Cityhopper

One of the biggest users of the Fokker 100 is KLM Cityhopper. The aircraft on the
picture is approacing Geneva Cointrin Airport.




Fokker 100 Austrian Arrows

Austrian Airlines started operating a number of used Fokker 100's in 2005.





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