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Owleye
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Bye, Bye Fokker 60! What Is Your Future? Airline?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:28 pm

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?

http://www.liladesign.com/KLU-Fokker-60.jpg

http://www.dutch-aviation.nl/pictures/Fokker/Military/Fokker%20F60%20flyover.jpg



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RE: Bye, Bye Fokker 60! What Is Your Future? Airline?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:45 pm

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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RE: Bye, Bye Fokker 60! What Is Your Future? Airline?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:18 am

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.
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RE: Bye, Bye Fokker 60! What Is Your Future? Airline?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:31 am

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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