Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5802 times:
What I heard from former Fokker people, who have been for a long time full of optimism for a relaunch, there is no more hope.
They say that the KLM-AF group is in an absolute need for new aircraft in that size. Regional no goes for the E-Jets. KLM didn't announce yet for political reasons, but it will probably go in the same direction. They say, that many people are waiting for the KLM announce, as this is the "final dead" for a relaunch. This is also the reason why they still don't announce it.
B777200 From Zambia, joined Aug 2005, 30 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5603 times:
Boeing stopped production of the 717 recently as orders for the 717 were relatively poor. I imagine Embraer and Bombardier have too strong a grip in this market segment for 70-120 seat aircraft, and it was not feasable for Boeing to continue production of the Boeing 717.
I am not sure what has happened to the Fokker program. However, several well informed AIRLINERS.NET member's would know. Check back soon and you answer might be here.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5330 times:
Quoting B777200 (Reply 8): Boeing stopped production of the 717 recently as orders for the 717 were relatively poor.
Production has not stopped yet, just they've stopped taking orders. There are still 11 more 717s to be delivered, with 4 or them to FL, 5 to YX, and 2 to T5. The last 717 is expected to be delivered next Summer (It would be appropriate for FL to take the last delivery)
Singel09 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4791 times:
Rekkof website http://www.rekkof.nl/bannerframes/frame_home.htm last update 18th of march ... I heard in june that AF/KLM want 80 Fokker 70 jets, not Fokker 100. The total number needed for a relaunch was said to be 130 and that the CEO, JACOBSEN, is travelling the world to get the orders.
Hope it will happen . the F70 is a cool jet to fly in ...
LMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 4708 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4325 times:
Quoting PPVRA (Reply 15): I've never been on a B717, could you elaborate?
Easier to work for one. Cabin is more spacious, even though the cockpit layout of the F100 is good the 717's is a better IMHO. Reliability is better as well. Part of that has to do with better product support of course.
TheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 4116 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4209 times:
We already heard a lot about the Rekkof relaunch planes, and yet, nothing has happened, so I don't believe it anymore.
However, just recently the Fokker 100 really got very popular in Europe, being used by many LCCs. As far as I know, these come from US or American inventories. I just flew the F100 from CGN to THF, a really nice airplane for passengers. But I guess these airplanes are used because they are cheap to operate (low leasing costs and so on), not because they are better than other airplanes.