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Fokker Signs Lifetime Agreement With Austrian  
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

The header says it all.
Article can be found here: http://www.aviationnews.eu/2010/01/2...-agreement-with-austrian-airlines/


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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5135 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Great to have them flying around longer. Perfect comfortable aircraft.


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Today, at the 7th Fokker Operators Conference in Amsterdam, Fokker Services signed a FLYFokker Take Care agreement with Austrian Airlines. The agreement, with an estimated value of 130 Million Euro, is valid up to year 2020 and applicable for a fleet of nine Fokker 70 and fifteen Fokker 100 aircraft. It marks the introduction of the Take Care solution for mature operators as part of the complete FLYFokker program.

Since the introduction of the Fokker 70’s in 1995 and Fokker 100’s in 2004 with Austrian Airlines, Fokker Services has been providing logistical services and technical services. The new FLYFokker Take Care agreement marks the next phase in the relationship. It starts a continuous process with challenging cost reduction, technical performance improvement and the introduction of products to further increase passenger comfort.


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2625 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 1):
Great to have them flying around longer.

They'll be around for some time, no worries.

Quoting KL911 (Reply 1):
Perfect comfortable aircraft.

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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3169 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2341 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 1):
Since the introduction of the Fokker 70’s in 1995 and Fokker 100’s in 2004 with Austrian Airlines

Austrian's history with the F70 and F100 is quite interesting. Their F70s were all newly delivered from 1995 untill the demise of Fokker. For almost a decade, the only Fokker they operated was the F70.

In 2004 they decided to sell their MD-80s and buy second-hand F100s (ex AA), because the price of F100s on the second hand market was low at the time, and they could resell the MD-80s for favorable prices.

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The Fokker 100s will cost around $2.5 million per aircraft, and the company hopes to be able to sell its MD-80s for between $4-8 million each. “We know that our aircraft are well maintained and the MD-80s are in excellent shape. So if a client takes the aircraft, they can fly with it immediately

(source: http://www.fokker.com/5424/Austrian_Fokker.html )

Undoubtly, the fact that the MD-80 was flown by mainline crew and the F100 could be flown by Tyrolean / Arrows crew, helped the case of the F100 as well.

Nice to see that they want to keep the fleet flying for another while.


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2097 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
Nice to see that they want to keep the fleet flying for another while

One does not invest 130 million EU in +/- 20 year old a/c just for flying another while, I think.
Certainly not now while LH is calling the shots at Austrian.
Guess we'll hear more from it in the future.



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3169 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1928 times:



Quoting Aviopic (Reply 4):
One does not invest 130 million EU in +/- 20 year old a/c just for flying another while, I think.

Well, the contract is untill 2010, so we do not need to guess about the (intended) time frame.

Looking at the flyfokker.com website and the price, the FlyFokker program a quite extensive package, including a series of upgrades. EU 130 million, for 24 aircraft in 10 years, is around EUR 500.000 per frame per year. I don't know what's included and what's not, but it's a serious contract nevertheless.


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