Originally from the Fokker 70’s Wikipedia page and changed by me to make it more clearer
The Fokker 70 is a fuel efficient regional get designed by Fokker in the late 80s early 90s to be an upgrade to the old Fokker F28 Fellowship.
The Fokker 70 was designed on the requirements for some certain airlines, for which the Fokker 50 and ATR 42 were too small for and the Boeing 737 and MD-80 were too large for. The development consisted in cutting various sections of the fuselage of the Fokker 100, removing 4.62 metres (15.2 ft) of the plane’s total length but keeping the wings and tail. With these specifications, total capacity is 80 passengers, 70 in the U.S.
As we know Fokker aircraft are slowly being replaced with Embraer aircraft, this is good and bad. Good because we get more modern planes as Fokker sadly went bankrupt in 1996. But bad as many good aircraft are being taken out of service. If this aircraft does get removed completely it would be a lovely tribute to the company. Plus we need more smaller regional jets.
From the Fokker 70’s Wikipedia page
- 2 flight crew
- 80 seats (70 in the US)
- 30.91 m (101 ft 5 in) in length
- 28.08 m (92 ft 2 in) in wingspan
- 8.5 m (28 ft 10 in) in height
- 22.673 kg (49.985 lb) empty (No fuel, crew, passengers etc)
- 39.915 kg (87.998 lb) is the MTW
- 34.020 kg (75.001 Ib) is the MLW
456 knts is the maximum speed
1,841 nautical miles is the maximum range
36,000 ft is the maximum cruse speed
There are currently only nine airlines that fly the Fokker 70, the way thinks are looking. This aircraft could be removed from service soon 😔
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