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Encyclopedia > Fokker 70
Fokker 70
Type airliner
Manufacturer Fokker
Maiden flight April 4, 1993
Introduced October 1994 with Ford Motor Company
Primary users KLM Cityhopper (21)
Austrian Arrows (6)
Malev Hungarian Airlines (5)
Austrian Airlines (3)
Number built 47 + 1 prototype

The Fokker 70 is a 70 seat, twin engine jet airliner developed as a smaller version of the larger, 100 seat Fokker 100 jetliner. KLM Fokker 70 (PH-KZE) taking off at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England. ... An Airbus A340 airliner operated by Air Jamaica An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft with the primary function of transporting paying passengers. ... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... Fokkers first airplane, the Spin (1910) Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... The Maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground of its own accord. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... KLM Cityhopper is the regional airline subsidiary KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Austrian Arrows is the name of Austrian Airliness regional service operated by Tyrolean Airways, an airline based in Innsbruck, Austria. ... Malév Hungarian Airlines, a translation of the Hungarian Magyar Légiközlekedési Vállalat, is the national airline of Hungary. ... Austrian Airlines AG is the flag carrier airline of Austria, with its headquarters in Vienna. ... Fokkers first airplane, the Spin (1910) Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... An Airbus A340 airliner operated by Air Jamaica An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft with the primary function of transporting paying passengers. ... The Fokker 100 is a medium size twin-turbofan airliner from the Fokker company. ...

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Development

The Fokker company of the Netherlands started to develop the 70 airliner in November 1992 with an aim to replace its aging Fokker F28 airliner, with a more modern and fuel efficient aircraft. The Fokker 70's first flight occurred on April 4, 1993 and the first production aircraft flew for the first time in July 1994. Certification was granted on October 14, 1994, while the first delivery of a Fokker 70 to a customer, Ford Motor Company (in an "Executive Jet" configuration), occurred later in the same month. Fokkers first airplane, the Spin (1910) Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Fokker F28 Fellowship is a short range jet airliner designed and built by Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. ...


The last ever Fokker 70 was delivered in April 1997, when the production line closed following Fokker's bankcruptcy the previous year, in March 1996. Over the 70's short production life, 47 were built. Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Fokkers first airplane, the Spin (1910) Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Although official production of the Fokker 70 is completed, rekkof ("Fokker" spelt backwards) has, since 1999, tried to negotiate the re-opening of both the Fokker 100 and Fokker 70 lines. Despite these plans, however, Rekkof is still yet to re-open production of either type. The Fokker 100 is a medium size twin-turbofan airliner from the Fokker company. ...


Current service

A KLM Fokker 70 landing at Bristol International Airport, England.
A KLM Fokker 70 landing at Bristol International Airport, England.

Of the 48 Fokker 70s ever built, in May 2007 a total of 42 Fokker 70 aircraft remain in airline service around the world, operating for the following airlines: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1163, 634 KB) KLM Fokker 70 landing at Bristol International Airport, Bristol, England. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1163, 634 KB) KLM Fokker 70 landing at Bristol International Airport, Bristol, England. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Other users: Austrian Arrows is the name of Austrian Airliness regional service operated by Tyrolean Airways, an airline based in Innsbruck, Austria. ... KLM Cityhopper is the regional airline subsidiary KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Malév Hungarian Airlines, (where Malév is an acronym of the Hungarian Magyar Légiközlekedési Vállalat), is the national airline of Hungary, based in Budapest. ... Régional Embraer ERJ 145 Régional Embraer ERJ 145 Régional (IATA: YS, ICAO: RAE, and Callsign: Regional Europe) is an airline owned by Air France which connects hubs at Paris, Lyon, Clermont, and Bordeaux to 45 airports in Europe. ... Vietnam Airlines is the national flag carrier of Vietnam, and was established as a state enterprise in April 1989. ...

Some nations maintain one or more special aircraft to transport their heads of state and government. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. ...

Specifications

General features

  • Max. Passengers: 80
  • Max. Capacity: 8.300 kg
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 38.100 kg (84,000 lbs)
  • Max. Engine Thrust: 2 x 6.300 kg (13,850 lbs)
  • Wingspan: 28.08 m (92 ft, 2 in)
  • Length: 30.91 m (101 ft, 5 in)
  • Height: 8.51 m (27 ft, 11 in)

Performance

  • Cruise Speed: 743 km/u (Mach 0.75)
  • Max. Range: 2,040 km (1,085 nm)

Specs source: [1]


References

  1. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006

Flight International is a magazine relating to airlines, general aviation, and aerospace manufacture. ...

External links

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