MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3854 times:
Last I heared was they would launch last summer with some big orders from KLM/Air France, VLM and some Iranian airlines. By the time the summer passed and Regional (Air France) decided on the Emb-175 I knew Rekkof missed the boat.
With a loan of only 100-200 million, they could have restarted building only the F-70 and I am sure they would have sold 100s more between 1997 and now... What a sad loss.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
ZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3800 times:
Why re-start production on what is now an obsolete a/c? I don't understand the business sense in that. It should have been obvious that it wouldn't sell in the end. Technology in the RJ market has come a long way since the Fokkers' hey-day.
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3507 times:
If this is going to be confirmed, we shall probably see a major order from KLM for E-Jet's pretty soon. I have an information for a while, that says that KLM did hold it's order back for the reason as they wanted avoid the political dilemma of being called responsible if Rekkof fails. As they obviously failed now, let's see....
The chance of a restart of the Fokker aircraft factory [..] has unexpectedly become bigger with the arrival of plans for the development of a super-economical version of the exisiting passenger jets. With fuel prices being extremely high, KLM supports initiatives to bring the 'new' Fokker 70/100 in the air. Behind the scenes, serious efforts are made to achieve this.
Incitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 4047 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2729 times:
Come on, anybody not directly involved in this venture knew it had ZERO chance of success.
Like Indy Air had zero chance of success
Like the Dornier 728 had zero chance of success
Like the 110-135 seater from Bombardier has zero chance of success