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Fokker 100

Aircraft:Bill Alderson, Pascal Linder (FFG)

Flight Dynamics: Hervé Sors (FFG)

Colours and configuration:Chris Williams.

 

Fokker 100 Specifications
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Fokker 100

The EAC Fokker 100 aircrafts are fitted out in a 82 seat arrangement offering a generous seat pitch of 107cm (42ins).

 

The Fokker 100 flew for the first time in November 1986 and is the penultimate development of the Fokker F.28 series of regional airliners. The. Dutch Certification was received on November 20th 1987.

Although a development of the Fokker F.28 4000 the aircraft has many changes. The fuselage is stretched by 5.74m (18ft 10in), the aircraft features a completely new wing with integral fuel tanks, a modern six tube EFIS glass panel, new cabin interior, a host of systems changes and new Rolls Royce Tay turbofan engines offering greater efficiency and also lower noise pollution. 

First customer deliveries were made in February 1988, to Swissair, with the first European Airways Company delivery taking place in April of the same year.

European Airways Company operate 49 Fokker 100. All of the EAC aircrafts have been refitted according guidelines set down by EOAC regarding seating arrangements. The EAC Fokker 100 aircrafts are fitted out in a 82 seat arrangement offering a generous seat pitch of 107cm (42ins). Meals are served on many flights.


WHAT IF....
...Fokker had really received orders for a further 49 Fokker 100 from a single large airline?

Total orders would have been about 350 and the additional revenue may have kept Fokker afloat for slightly longer but the manufacturers problems were a little greater than just a lack of orders. The real 'what if' would have been the proposed Fokker 130 a proposed stretched version had been launched. This aircraft would have seated 130 passengers (about 100 with the EOAC seating arrangements) with new engines and (another) new wing. EAC would have ordered at least 50, maybe more than 150 over time. It certainly would have competed with both Airbus and Boeing. But then again EAC wanted the BAC 3-11 back in 1970...

 

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