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Fokker 70 @ LCY Question  
User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Just been looking on the LCY website:

On the Noise Management links, it shows the F70 is still rated for LCY.


So why does no-one use it???

KLM to AMS could use it....bur choose to use the F50, this route is full.

Surley other European carriers could also use it;

http://www.lcacc.org/aircraft/index.html#Approval



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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2855 times:

This has been discussed here a couple of times  Smile

The only airline that has used the Fokker 70 into LCY was Air Littoral (on behalf of Air France). The Fokker 70s needs some software upgrades to the braking system, so you cannot use a standard Fokker 70. The three ex Air Littoral Fokker 70s are, to the best of my knowledge, the only Fokker 70s ever modified.

Runway length was the main problem for the Air Littoral/Air France Fokker 70 which had, despite the modifications to the brakes, difficulties on a wet LCY runway. This was the reason why Air France switched from Air Littoral Fokker 70s to Cityjet 146s on their Paris service after approx 18 months.

So, to put it short, while the Fokker 70 can operate from LCY, it is not an ideal aircraft.


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