Fokker 50

  • CountryNetherlands
  • TypeTurboprop regional airliner
  • PowerplantsSeries 100 - Two 1864kW (2500shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B turboprops driving six blade Dowty propellers. Series 300 - Two 2050kW (2750shp) PW127Bs.
  • PerformanceSeries 100 - Max cruising speed 532km/h (287kt), economical cruising speed 454km/h (245kt). Max operating altitude 25,000ft. Range with 50 passengers and reserves 2055km (1110nm), or 2822km (1524nm) for optional high gross weight version. Series 300 - Typical cruising speed 526km/h (284kt). Range with 50 passengers and reserves at high speed cruise 2033km (1097nm), or 3017km (1628nm) for high gross weight option at long range cruise.
  • WeightsSeries 100 & 300 - Operating empty 12,520kg (27,602lb), max takeoff 19,950kg (43,980lb), or optionally 20,820kg (45,900lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 29.00m (95ft 2in), length 25.25m (82ft 10in), height 8.32m (27ft 4in). Wing area 70.0m2 (753.5sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Standard seating for 50 at four abreast and 81cm (32in) pitch. Max high density seating for 58. Available with convertible passenger/freight configurations.
  • Production205 Fokker 50s built. Last machine delivered in May 1997.

The Fokker 50 was the successor to Fokker's profoundly effective and long running F-27 Friendship.

Fokker proclaimed it was creating the 50 seat Fokker 50, together with the 100 seat plane controlled Fokker 100, in November 1983. The Fokker 50 is focused around the fuselage of the F-27-500 Friendship, however joins various key configuration changes. Preeminent of the upgrades was the new era Pratt & Whitney Canada Pw125 turboprops driving progressed six cutting edge props, giving a 12% higher cruising velocity and more prominent efficiency, and consequently run. Different changes incorporate new flight and an EFIS glass cockpit, restricted utilization of composites, little `foklet' winglets, and that's only the tip of the iceberg, squared, principle lodge windows.

Two models were based focused around F-27 airframes (notwithstanding the way that in excess of 80% of Fokker 50 sections are new or adjusted), the first flying on December 28 1985. The main generation airplane flew on February 13 1987, affirmation was allowed in May 1987, and first client conveyance, to Lufthansa Cityline, was amid August that year.

The fundamental Fokker 50 creation model is the Series 100. With three, rather than four entryways, the Series 100 is assigned the Series 120. The hot and high streamlined Series 300 has all the more effective Pw127b turboprops, and was proclaimed in 1990. It has higher cruising speeds and better field execution, especially at height.

The main critical improvement of the Fokker 50 to see the light of day was the Fokker 60 Utility, an extended utility transport variant requested by the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Fokker assembled four for the Netherlands flying corps and took a gander at offering a traveler variation. The Fokker 60 was extended by 1.62m (5ft 4in).

Fokker crumpled because of budgetary issues on March 15 1996 and the last Fokker 50 was conveyed to Ethiopian Airlines in May 1997.

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