Fokker 100 – History and Specifications

Fokker 100 – History and Specifications

This article intend to describe the specifications of Fokker 100 aircraft and should not be consider as an advertisment.

 

Fokker’s largest aircraft, the Fokker 100 is a 100 seat and medium size twin-turbofan jet airliner based on the F-28 Fellowship, but stretched and thoroughly modernized.

 

Fokker announced it was developing the Fokker 100 simultaneously with the Fokker 50 turboprop in November 1983. The Fokker 100 is based on the basic F-28 airframe, with the most important and obvious change being the stretched fuselage, increasing maximum seating to 122, compared with 85 in the F-28-4000 (on which the 100 is based).

 

Other changes include more economical RollsRoyce Tay turbofans, revised wing design with greater span and aerodynamic efficiency (Fokker claimed it to be 30% more efficient than the F-28’s), a modern EFIS glass flightdeck, redesigned cabin interior plus other systems and numerous equipment changes. Like the Fokker Fellowship, The Fokker 100 features twin rear fuselage-mounted engines and a T-tail, similar to that of the Douglas DC-9 family. The Fokker 100 does not have eyebrow windows above the main cockpit windows as on the Fokker F28.

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American Airlines (75 aircraft ordered), TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais (now TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas)) (50 aircraft) and US Air (40 aircraft) were major customers of the Fokker 100 and were powered by the more powerful TAY650-15.

 

Although the design was a success in the marketplace, Fokker continued to lose money due to mismanagement. Eventually their parent company, Daimler Benz Aerospace, shut them down. Fokker collapsed in 1996 and wound up production in early 1997. There had been some discussion about the company being purchased by Bombardier, but the plans fell through.

 

An Amsterdam-based group, Rekkof Restart (Rekkof is Fokker spelled backwards) negotiated to re-open the Fokker 70 and 100 lines in 1999, but the deal never completed. Stork B.V. acquired the maintenance business for the aircraft and operated it under the name “Fokker Aviation”.

 

 As of August 2009, 229 aircraft are still in operational use with airlines.

 

Monarch Scheduled
Aero Mongolia
Air Affaires Gabon
Air Bagan
Air Express
Air France
Air Niugini
Alliance Airlines
Avianca
Austrian Arrows
Blue Line
Brit Air
Carpatair
Contact Air
Denim Air
Dutch Antilles Express
Eastindo
Germania Flug
Helvetic Airways
Iran Air
Iran Aseman Airlines
Iran Air Transport (Naft Air)
IRS Airlines
Kish Air
KLM Cityhopper
Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Moldavian Airlines
Montenegro Airlines
Myanma Airways
Network Aviation Australia
OceanAir
OLT
Pelita Air Service
Portugália
SAM
Skywards Airways
Skywest Airlines (Australia)
Trade Air
Transwisata Prima Aviation

 

Resources: http://www.airliners.net- http://www.wikipedia.org- http://www.rekkof.nl

Seyed Hossein Mortezaei Kerahroudi has been graduated from the aviation college of Applied Science university. Seyed Hossein has done some research on his field and he has a great deal of interest about aircraft structure.in addition he is an enthusiastic self-starter with strong leadership and communications skills. Proven academic and curricular achievements, and possess the right technical and soft skills required to propel the organization achieving its goals and objectives with high ability in management, using computer and working in  Engineering fields .
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