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VLM Planning 2 Buy 60 AA F100s!  
User currently offlineManuel From Portugal, joined Aug 2004, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

I hope this hasn't been posted yet.
According to Skyliner News, the CEO of VLM, has secured purchase rights for 60 American Airlines Fokker 100s. Now that's a major step for the rather small carrier, which had earlier planned to just buy two or three F70s from Air Littoral. Shows again how chep these planes are at the moment. Maybe the plan to play a part in the lcc business?
In other news, Fokker Services and Rolls Royce are about to introduce a total care programm for the Fokkers out there to better support those soon to become "new" operators like Germania and now probably VLM.
Manu

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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

After that, who is going to say that the Airbus deal was for AirLib ...
IMCA thought that a deal with Airlib would give them very cheap Airbus. And of course, in the package they would have the Airlib slots at ORly.....
Now it is clear. Thanks for posting
Teva



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User currently offlineKtliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

That's not what I read in 28 January issue of Flight International page 11 "Owners battle to revive fortunes of F100".

According to Flight Erik de Vlieger has exclusive rights to 60 AA F100s. The F100 were intended for AirLib, but as of yesterday, AirLib is no more. Has Mr. de Vlieger anything to do with VLM?

The FI article also mentioned something interesting. An F100 will fetch between US$.9 - 2.2 million depending on the condition. That's peanuts for such a young aircraft.

There is a webpage for the revival of the F100 courtesy of Stork http://www.myfirstfokker.com/


User currently offlineManuel From Portugal, joined Aug 2004, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Then I'm sorry about that. My news source said de Vlieger is the CEO of VLM, but now that I did a little newspaper research, I have also found out what Ktliem@yvr has posted above; that de Vlieger is the CEO of IMCA. So is he using the Fokkers with the other airline he's involved with? Was it the start-up named LoCo?

User currently offlineJetMark From Netherlands, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 63 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

I was surprised by the news Manuel but rumors are again out of the air. Well I heard about the Fokker 70 for VLM Airlines but nothing about the F100. By the way I would like to see the Emb 170 for VLM Airlines although the Fokker 70 is a good and perhaps more inexpensive alternative.

Johan Vanneste (ex-director of SN Brussels Airlines) is the new director (after Christian Heinzmann and Piet Wauters) of VLM Airlines. VLM Airlines will come with a new project in March 2003. Wait and see.

JetMark,
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User currently offlineCloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

How are they going to handle the airworthiness directive that caused AA to get rid of the plane? It would allegedly cost more to fix the problem than the planes were worth.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

I wasn't aware that AA was ready to get rid of their F100s, what is AA replacing them with?

User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Was it the start-up named LoCo?

No, LoCo was/is to use A319s or A320s

BTW as far as I know VLM is (partly) owned by another Dutch venture capitalist (wasn't it Joep van de Nieuwehuizen/Begeman)?



User currently offlineManuel From Portugal, joined Aug 2004, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1859 times:

Interesting to see how popular the Fokker 100 has become once again. Now Golden Air (Finnland), Finnair, Germania and EUjet (Ireland) are all talked about to become new operators of the type. A still modern but cheap to purchase airplane, a good alterative to the older 146s but no good news for the 717, which Boeing had just tried to position as the perfect equipment for low lost travel also in Europe. Surely the 717 has proven itself to be a more popular plane than the F100 (according to what I was able to read from many many post in the past), but Boeing will no be amused by the market flooding of the F100. Very critical for the market value and future of the Boeing twin. This comes at a time when Boeing has still not been able to secure more orders and the production line of the 717 is still not saved for the long term. And if Fokker Services does a good job in putting new life in the 100s, we might see more airlines interested.
my 2 cents
Manu


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4030 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

The investor in VLM Airlines is Jaap Rosen Jacobson. He is also the man behind the Rekkof project, i.e. the relaunch of the Fokker 70. VLM Airlines is said to acquiring the three Air Littoral Fokker 70s (the only Fokker 70s modified for operations into LCY).

Eric de Vlieger is the man behind IMCA, the investment group that has interests in KLM exel, Bonair, the new Durch start-up LoCo, the Niederrhein airport and that had plans to acquire AirLib. De Vlieger is said to have purchase rights for up to 60 AA Fokker 100s


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