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.
Seating Capacity: 85
Wing Area: 850sq ft./78.97m^2
Cruise Speed: 454kn
Service Ceiling: 35000ft/11000m
Engines: 2× Rolls-Royce RB183-2 Mk555-15P
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