SASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 798 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
Last year we finally got the confirmation that Rekkof was going to develop a Fokker 70/100 Next Generation. The ambition was (or is ) to achieve a 25% lower CASM than its main competitors (ERJ 190 I guess). Last autumn, the Dutch government secured an investment of - around - 25 million Euros for Rekkof for the development of this plane. Also a production plant in Brazil was secured.
We are now in August 2011 and so far we do not hear anything about 'First glight', production path, potential customers and any other news.
Has anyone got an update concerning the Fokker Next Generation? I have always liked T-tailed planes with engines at the rear of the cabin so I really hope that we are able to step on board of the new Fokkers!