Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
The Fokker 50 is a very strong and reliable aircraft and I´m sure KLM will keep flying them for years to come. Despite Fokker´s disappearance there still is a good maintenance program and spare sparts are guaranteed. It´s not without reason that Denim Air´s backbone is its F50-fleet. They operate Dash 8´s for Air Nostrum, but experience shows the F50 to be a better bet.
Lj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
Nothing heard for a while about a F50 replacement. It's an almost identical situation as the rumours of the F50 replacement at VLM, some say it's a matter of time, other say that they'll wait a while (why replacing an aircraft which does its job well?). The candidates are EMB145 and CRJ with EMB145 probably having better papers.
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 44 Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
KLM E&M provides full maintenance support for Fokkers at Schiphol, Norwich & Stansted.
Nope.... For the moment maintenance is done by Martinair and A and B checks by AS Light(which is Fokker services), other checks by Fokker services in Woensdrecht.
In the very near future though all maintenance of regional A/C will be done by Rams which is a new company formed by Fokker Services and KLM at the former Fokker plant, hangar 73 to be precise.
What comes to mind is 13 KLC and 20 KLC UK (I think, dont have my data sheet with me).
KL UK basically doesn't have any aircraft anymore, they are now all operated by KLC(KLM Cityhopper) that is why all regi's have been changed from G-... to PH-... on all F100, F70 and F50.
Nothing heard for a while about a F50 replacement. It's an almost identical situation as the rumours of the F50 replacement at VLM....
If they will be replaced it will be with newly build F70's as the owner of VLM is also the man behind Rekkof.
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