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ATR 42/72 vs. F.friendship/50  
User currently offlineBryan From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Which series of regional airliners do you like the best overall? The ATR 42/72 series or the Fokker Freindship/F.50?
Personally I like the Fokker Friendship/F.50 series, in fact the F.50 is my favourite AIRCRAFT of any type.
I like the Fokker planes because off their great quality and durability.
What's your oppinion?

Bryan

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User currently offlineAA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

I also prefer the Fokker 50 over the ATR. I have the same opinion.

User currently offlinen4khgirl From United States of America, joined May 1999, 297 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

I like the F 50 because I just think that it looks a lot better and it is a more comfortable plane to fly in.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

I like the ATR more as in the window seat under the wing you can tell the flap position. And it looks really neat. I like them in AE colors the most. But I think it would look great in Virgin colors.
Iain


User currently offlineDrew From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

I like the F-50 too. Its a little sad though that the company got dissolved. However Rekkof is starting the program again and I wonder if there going to sell the F50 again.

User currently offlineRachel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Dear Bryan,
I really like the F-27 but I don't like the look of it as much as the ATR-42. I know that the F-27 is tried and true but it look's kinda like you could snap off the landing gear. Where as the ATR-42 looks more stable to me but I guess I won't know until I take a test flight.

Later,
Rachel!


User currently offlinejkgo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

The Fokker 50 is an excellent plane. It is based on a tried and tested airframe, the F-27, stretched to accommodate more passengers and modernized with newer engines and advanced avionics. I like the advanced engine controls which allow the pilots to set takeoff, flex, climb and cruise power by pushing on a few buttons in the center of the instrument panel.

The pilots who fly the plane for a living have nothing but praises for it. Passengers also feel it is a comfortable plane. So why did the ATRs outsell the Fokkers by a wide margin? That's because the ATR has a very lightweight airframe. The Fokker is built like a tank, yes, but the airlines have to pay higher takeoff and landing fees which are always based on gross weight. I guess a lot goes to the long gear legs of the F-50. The ATR has shorter, lighter gear which rest inside sponsons along the fuselage sides.

In the end, airlines felt that they could make more money on the lower operating costs of the ATRs.


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