Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42 Posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2326 times:
Fokker Services and KL Cityhopper reached an agreement for component mx.
This new contract bypasses KL's own E&M and makes KL a user of Fokker's Abacus program.
At this moment it's about 53 frames in total but will be 55 when the 2 recent acquired frames are serviced at Fokker Services WOE.
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
It's great to see KL committing to operating those airframes that long. I love the F70 and F100.
But from a Rekkof standpoint it's not so good, since it implies those 55 airframes won't be replaced for over 10 years. That puts even more pressure on any chance of reasonable economic return on a Rekkof product.
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2015 times:
Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 1): Are these the two former TAM Fokker 100's that will come off lease end 2006 / beginning 2007 reported by Airnieuws magazine as going to join the fleet of WA?
No info yet Adriaan.
You might think they have learned from their previous ex-TAM excursion which ended in tears.
On the other hand they have by sending them to WOE for service before trying to use them.
Quoting Sllevin (Reply 2): since it implies those 55 airframes won't be replaced for over 10 years.
No, it implies that the last frame will be used for another 10 years.
We or at least I do not know when they start to replace the fleet but my best guess is in about 7 years as normally you need about 3 years to go from order a frame to be completely geared up.
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