The Fokker 100 is a regional jet produced by Fokker in the Netherlands. The Fokker 100 is based on the Fokker F28 with a fuselage stretched by 18.8 ft (5.7 m) to seat up to 109 passengers, up from 85. It is powered by two newer Rolls-Royce Tay turbofans, and it has an updated glass cockpit and a wider wing and tail for increased maximum weights.
The program was announced in 1983 and it made its maiden flight on 30 November 1986. The variant was approved on 20 November 1987, and first deliveries to Swissair started in February 1988. American Airlines ordered 75, TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais asked for 50, and USAir got 40. It is the basis of the shorter Fokker 70, which made its first flight in April 1993. Fokker had financial troubles and went bankrupt in March 1996, and production ended in 1997 after 283 deliveries. Amsterdam-based Rekkof group wants to restart its production and update it with new engines, but has not reached its goal.
The F28 Mark 0100, “Fokker 100”, is based on the Fokker F28 Mark 4000 re-engined with two Rolls-Royce RB.183 Tay high bypass-ratio turbofans and a fuselage stretched by 18.83 ft (5.74 m). Its wing is wider by 9.8 ft (3.0 m), has new flaps and larger ailerons, and its extended leading and trailing edges improve aerodynamics and increase the wing chord. The landing gear is strengthened and has new wheels and brakes, and the horizontal stabilizer is widened by 4.6 ft (1.4 m). Maximum weights are increased, while fuel capacity, maximum speed, and ceiling remain the same, and passenger capacity went from 85 to 109. The flight deck went digital with a flight management system, an autopilot/flight director including CAT III autoland, thrust management system, electronic flight instrument displays, and full ARINC avionics
Role Regional jet
National origin Netherlands
First flight 30 November 1986
Introduction 3 April 1988 with Swissair
Status In service
Primary users Alliance Airlines
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
Iran Aseman Airlines
Number built 283
Developed from Fokker F28 Fellowship
Variants Fokker 70
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In July 2014, Maarten Van Eeghen, chief executive of NG Aircraft, revealed more details about the pending revival and the new generation of aircraft that would be produced. Dubbed the F120NG, it would be a new-build aircraft, seating a maximum of 125 to 130 passengers, that would be essentially a stretched model of the base Fokker 100. It would adopt a new powerplant, the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1X17G turbofan engine rated at 17,600 lb thrust, which is claimed to result in the new-generation airliner burning 50% less fuel per seat than the original Fokker 100.
Seats 97 in 2-class to 122 max.
Seat pitch min. 29 in (74 cm) to 1st class 36 in (91 cm)
Length 35.53 m (116 ft 7 in)
Wing 28.08 m (92 ft 2 in) span, 93.5 m2 (1,006 sq ft) area
Height 8.50 m (27 ft 11 in), 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) cabin
Width 3.30 m (10 ft 10 in) fuselage, 3.10 m (10 ft 2 in) cabin
Speed’845 km/h (525 mph, 456 kn), Mach 0.77
Range (max. PL) 2,450 km (1,323 nmi) 3,170 km (1,710 nmi)
Take-off (MTOW) 4,988 ft (1,520 m) 5,319 ft (1,621 m)
Service ceiling 35,000 ft (11,000 m)
Current operators As of April 2020, 126 aircraft were still in operational use with airlines.[failed verification] Many of them are used in Australia by Alliance Airlines, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, and QantasLink in support of the mining industry, with low use rates for an airline, around 1,200 hours per year.
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