Fokker F-27 & Fairchild F-27 & FH-227

  • CountryNetherlands
  • TypeRegional airliners
  • PowerplantsMk 200/500/600 - Two 1730kW (2320ehp) RollsRoyce Dart Mk 5367R turboprops driving four blade Dowty Rotol propellers. FH-227E - Two 1715kW (2300shp) Dart 5327Ls.
  • PerformanceMk 500 - Normal cruising speed 480km/h (260kt). Service ceiling 29,500ft. Range with 52 passengers and reserves 1315km (710nm). FH-227 - Max cruising speed 473km/h (255kt), economical cruising speed 435km/h (236kt). Range with max payload 1055km (570nm), range with max fuel 2660km (1440nm).
  • WeightsMk 500 - Empty 12,243kg (26,992lb), operating empty 12,684kg (27,964lb), max takeoff 20,410kg (44,996lb). FH-227 - Operating empty 10,398kg (22,923lb), max takeoff 20,639kg (45,500lb).
  • DimentionsMk 500 - Wing span 29.00m (95ft 2in), length 23.06m (82ft 3in), height 8.71m (28ft 7in). Wing area 70.0m2 (753.5sq ft). FH-227 - Same except length 25.50m (83ft 8in), height 8.41m (27ft 7in).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Seating for 44 at four abreast and 76cm (30in) pitch in original fuselage length versions (Mks 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 & F-27). Standard seating for 52 and max seating for 60 at 72cm (28.5in) pitch in Mk 500. FH-227 seats 52 at 79cm (31in) pitch, or a maximum of 56.
  • Production581 F-27s, 128 F-27s and 78 FH-227s built. Fokker production comprised 85 Mk 100s, 138 Mk 200s, 13 Mk 300s, 218 Mk 400 & 600s, 112 Mk 500s and six F-27MPA Maritimes. 290 Fokker built and 25 Fairchild aircraft in service in late 1998. Additionally, approx 25 used as corporate transports

Most likely the closest to being the mythical DC-3 substitution, the Fokker F-27 Friendship, including the Fairchild constructed F-27 and FH-227, was implicit more prominent numbers than another western turboprop carrier.

The Fokker F-27 started life as a 1950 outline study known as the P275, a 32 seater fueled by two Rollsroyce Dart turboprops. With the help of Dutch government subsidizing the P275 advanced into the F-27, which first flew on November 24 1955. This unique model was fueled by Dart 507s and would have situated 28, when the second model had flown (in January 1957) the fuselage length developed to permit seating for 32.

By this stage Fokker had consented to an arrangement that would see Fairchild manufacture Friendships in the USA. The primary airplane to enter administration was truth be told a Fairchild manufactured F-27, in September 1958.

Fairchild F-27s contrasted from the introductory Fokker F-27 Mk 100s in having essential seating for 40, an extended nose equipped for lodging a climate radar, and extra fuel limit.

Improvements incorporated the Mk 200/F-27a with all the more compelling motors, Mk 300/F-27b and basically military Mk 400 Combi adaptations, the Mk 500 with a 1.50m (4ft 11in) fuselage stretch taking seating to 52, and Mk 600 brisk change cargo/pax airplane.

Fairchild freely created the extended FH-227, which showed up just about two years sooner than the Mk 500. The FH-227 offered a 1.83m (6ft 0in) stretch over standard length F-27/F-27s, taking standard seating to 52.

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