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AA And The Fokker 100  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

I have been noticing that there has not been a recent photo taken of an AA Fokker. Have they all been retired? if not, how many are left? THank you.

--Thrust


Fly one thing; Fly it well
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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

They were supposed to be all retired as of early Sept. I don't know if any are still in use.


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

I haven't seen any around ORD lately, and there were always TONS at ORD lol, so it's a good bet that they're out of the fleet.

User currently offlineAA777223ER From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4417 times:

Check this thread:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1622517

Several of the F100's were purchased by Jetsgo and have begun operation with them. Do a photo search under Jetsgo for some pics of them in their livery.

Regards,

AA777223ER



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User currently offlineLrockeagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

We retired all of those damn things in september. Cut down on costs by simplifying the fleet.

Jake


User currently offline738_Driver From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Last Flight was on Sweptember 8th HPN-ORD....

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3656 times:

Sad....they were beautiful. I saw one parked at ORD in late August...just over a month ago. Well, at least it is finally over....time to move on.


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User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3360 times:

We retired all of those damn things in september. Cut down on costs by simplifying the fleet.
and to go belly up i supose........ Wink/being sarcastic







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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5293 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

If Fokker hadn't gone bankrupt, then AA would probably still be flying the Fokkers. According to a friend of mine who works at AA, there were a number of factors that led to retirement of the fleet. But the factor that sealed the fate of the F100 was the Fokker bankruptcy. With limited sources of approved, reasonably priced parts, AA was forced to manufacture many of its own parts. This was extremely expensive.

The Fokkers were good planes to fly and very fuel efficient. But they had a low max. landing weight, which made them difficult to schedule for short hops, and they were more difficult to maintain than the Boeing and McDonnell Douglas fleets.


User currently offlineORD777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

I've had quite a lucky streak lately. I saw over my house one of the last AA foker's to fly and then one of the last Swiss international MD-11's and one of the last AC 747 (10-30) at FRA. Don't think i'll have such a chance in the near future.

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