Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3551 times:
Any word on who might take over this large amount of planes?
Likely all 75 will hit the desert and stay there. The huge number of AA F100's will dictate that many will likely be scrapped eventually. The majority of the 40 US Airways F100's retired in the last couple of years have yet to find homes.
Tam of Brazil is also removing its large fleet of F100's (40+) from service.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4540 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3466 times:
The Fokker 100s life isn't over yet ! Most of the former US Airways ones have been picked up by Stork, the dutch company who took over some assets of Fokker, for 1 million dollar a piece, refurbished and leased or sold again. Germany wants 29 and left and right some small carriers will take 1 or 2. The only reason some US Fokker 100s are still in the USA is because the overhaul premises at Woensdrecht and Amsterdam are packed and filled to capacity, on this moment, after some slow years, they can't cope with the demand for heavy overhauls. Because the acquisition costs are so cheap, I am sure they will eventually find new homes.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?