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Rekkof Gives Up.  
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3389 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

No confirmation yet at the Rekkof site (not been update since march), but according to Radio1 and Omroep Flevoland the proposed Fokker restart has been stopped.

Not much of an surprise after all these years.

Dutch only:
http://www.omroepflevoland.nl/NISwww...B5396C12570AD006DDBEC?OpenDocument


Attamottamotta!
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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4049 times:

Yep, with the advent and obvious success of the EMB-170/190/195, the death bell was ringing anyway for this hopeless venture.


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

In a way a pity, because I would have loved to see more Fokkers produced, but probably inevitable. They missed the window of opportunity (and a few more things, obviously)


I scratch my head, therefore I am.
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3858 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?
User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3804 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.

User currently offlineLegacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3511 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....

Cheers
Legacy135  Wink


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Well, I think Embraer took over much of Fokker´s developing team, although some went to Airbus.
Basically big fish eat small fish....


User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Perhaps if they would have designed the F70 & 100 using composites they may have had a shot....


One Nation Under God
User currently offlineMrocktor From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1671 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

Quoting Alessandro (Reply 6):
I think Embraer took over much of Fokker´s developing team

Nope.

mrocktor


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Confusing, today's Telegraaf mentions the opposite:

http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/2...erstart_Fokker_lijkt_dichtbij.html (Dutch only)

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.

???



I scratch my head, therefore I am.
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 9):
Confusing, today's Telegraaf mentions the opposite

Umm What is their largest Airline supposed to say?

"Gee we are glad that an obsolete aircraft is not going to be built? We are glad to put our countrymen out of work? "

Their press release is a piece of PR that is all. You cannot base their postion on that.

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineIncitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 4052 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2733 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



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