Fokker 70

Fokker 70 F-28-0070 PH-WXA KLM Cityhopper

The Fokker 70 is a shortened development of the popular 100 seat class Fokker 100. Fokker began development of the new derivative airliner in November 1992 despite the absence of firm orders.

The first Fokker 70 was in fact the second Fokker 100 prototype which was modified by removing two fuselage plugs – one forward and one rear of the wing. Construction on this aircraft began in October 1992, first flight on April 4 1993. The first production Fokker 70 flew for the first time in July 1994 and certification was awarded on October 14 1994.

The last Fokker 70 was delivered in April 1997, when the production line closed following Fokker’s bankruptcy the previous year. Over the 70’s short production life, 47 were built.

Developing nation: Netherlands.
Manufacturer/designer:
Fokker.
Production line:
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport 1993 – 1997.
Number built: 47.
Type aircraft: Regional airliner.
First flight:
April 4 1993, PH-MKC.
First delivery:
October 14 1994 to Ford Motor Company.

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 80 passengers, 8,300 kg (18,300 lb)
  • Length: 30.91 m (101 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 28.08?m (95 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 93.5 m2 (1,006 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 22,673 kg (49,985 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 38,100 kg (83,996 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Tay Mk.620 turbofans, 61.6?kN (13,800?lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 743 km/h (462 mph; 401 kn)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.75
  • Range: 2,040 km (1,268 mi; 1,102 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 10,700 m (35,105 ft)

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