Fokker F28 - Throwback

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photo credit: Albesto Stobti

On the 9th of May, 1967, the Fokker F28 ‘Fellowship’ took its maiden voyage. The The F28-1000 prototype, PH-JHG, first flew on 9 May 1967, flown by Chief Test Pilot Jas Moll, Test Pilot Abe van der Schraaf and Flight Engineer Cees Dik.

The Fokker F28 is a short range, regional jet airliner produced in the Netherlands by Fokker. The must successful F28 was the F28-4000, which used Spey 555-15H engines, quieter than that of other variants.

The first order was from LTU, but the first revenue earning flight was with Braathens, on 28 March 1969.

241 F28s were built, and as of 2015, only two were still in civilian service, operated by Air Leasing Cameroon, and Fly SAX.


Specifications (F28-4000)

Length: 97’2"/29.62m
Seating Capacity: 85
Wingspan: 82’3"/25.07m
Wing Area: 850sq ft./78.97m^2
MTOW: 73000lb/33000kg
Cruise Speed: 454kn
Range: 637mi/1025km
Service Ceiling: 35000ft/11000m
Engines: 2× Rolls-Royce RB183-2 Mk555-15P


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Nice little aircraft! 😄

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Nice little thing indeed, though I would want a Dash 8 IRL more. 👍

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Great little aircraft, it was operated by Ansett and East West Airlines in Australia:
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