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Bye, Bye Fokker 60! What Is Your Future? Airline?  
User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 979 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13016 times:

Today, Wednesday 29 November 2006, the RNLAF will phase out its last 2 remaining Fokker 60s (the extended Fokker 50) based at Eindhoven Air Force Base. A farewell flight shall be due today. What will be their future? Military purpose within another air force (Thailand?) or will they be transformed to pax airliner?



[Edited 2006-11-29 12:31:28]

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12996 times:

IIRC they will be converted to SAR aircraft and used somewhere in South America, but I can be very well wrong !

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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3560 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12965 times:

They are going to the Chilean Air Force. The two RNLAF F60s currently stationed in the carribean will be there for another half years or so.

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4225 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 12863 times:

What a waste of money this Fokker 60 project has been... It didn't save Fokker, and the money for the four aircraft would have bought the RNLAF three new C-130s if I remember correctly.


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