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'Official' Rekkof NG Development Thread  
User currently offlinePH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6662 times:

I opened this thread in order to follow and discuss the developments regarding the Rekkof NG project. If you have news or updates regarding this project please post it in this thread so we have one combined thread with all the info.

So what have we got so far:

- Euro 20 million loan has been approved by EC

- Identity of the new powerplant will be revealed in 'early 2011' once contract negotiation are complete (which were delayed as they had to wait for the approval of the 20m loan by EC)

- “Talks with investors and suppliers were subject to approval from Brussels,” says NG. “We expect to finalize these talks around the first quarter of 2011, allowing us to formally launch the program.”

- The Dutch Civil Aircraft Development Credit will contribute to the $120 million, Phase 1 investment needed to upgrade the prototype F100 airframe as a proof-of-concept demonstrator with new engines and avionics, extra fuel and winglets

- NG Aircraft, which has succeeded the Rekkof Aircraft venture, claims “substantial interest” among several airlines that have received presentations. Use of the Fokker 100’s “unique lightweight structure” as the basic platform plus the engineering changes will result in “lasting superior economic and environmental performance,” according to NG Aircraft. “Fuel consumption and CO2 emission will be 18-percent lower [than that of] its direct competitor. The noise pressure will be 70-percent lower.” NG

- Scheduled to relaunch Fokker 100 NG in 2015


sources:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/gener...eveal%20Engine%20In%20Early%202011

http://www.ainonline.com/news/single...-for-re-launched-fokker-100-27620/

http://atwonline.com/airline-finance...n-repayable-grant-ng-aircraft-1121


Please note: For those who only want to post messages such as 'it will never happen', 'here we go again, Fokker revival part 8', 'the never ending fokker saga' etc, please create your own thread and feel free to post whatever you like  

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User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1715 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6529 times:

Quoting PH-BFA (Thread starter):
“Fuel consumption and CO2 emission will be 18-percent lower [than that of] its direct competitor. The noise pressure will be 70-percent lower.”

The big question will of course which engine they will come up with. If it's P&W's GTF, I really think they could have a shot... Although that engine is apparently going to quite bit heavier than the RR Tay. Or is RR able pull some kind of rabbit out of their hat? I'm not sure the current BR715 will cut the mustard...

ATW online says the 110 seater will be the first one to launched (F100). Next the 85 seater (F70). Guess that was to expected, the demand for the 110 seater is greater. But a 130 seat version is planned next, and that takes me by surprise. It will go head to head with not only the CS300, but also the A319NEO. Airbus will not like that...   



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6304 times:

"Here we go again".

There, got that out of the way.  

On the fun side, I noticed that Rekkof updated their website. http://www.rekkof.nl/#



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7816 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6113 times:

This story has been running longer than the NW/DL DC9 threads  

User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6085 times:

Quoting PH-BFA (Thread starter):
developments regarding the Rekkof NG project.

Developments are on track and Rekkof is now NG Aviation.

Quoting PH-BFA (Thread starter):
If you have news or updates regarding this project please post it in this thread so we have one combined thread with all the info.

The more the project becomes substantial the more lips will be sealed.
In other words, don't expect any news.



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User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5478 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6085 times:

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 1):
If it's P&W's GTF, I really think they could have a shot... Although that engine is apparently going to quite bit heavier than the RR Tay.

Those big fans on the back would make the F100 one strange looking Fokker...



What the...?
User currently offlinecdekoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 5):
Those big fans on the back would make the F100 one strange looking Fokker...

LOL! That would mean an update for that old ATC joke...  

Seriously, having started my aviation career around Fokkers it would be good to see this project gain momentum!



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6010 times:

I would love to see this happen. And looking at the range maps, the F100 could do... New York to Dublin! What the! That's a pretty awesome range.

Soren   



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