I personally think it is a bit presumtuous to claim the fokkerfleet is ageing- obviously with some airlines the F27's & F28's are gettin old, but as is mentioned the fokkerfleet is quite young, i believe the last delivery was in 1997 or so.
besides; one of the biggest Fokker-maintenance facilities is next door, with all the knowledge inhouse, why desperately change? I think KLM has other things to worry about. Maybe it is better to ask the next question;
What would the fokkerfleet's future look like in the next 8 years with the coming merger with AF
? how would regional traffic look like to&from CDG
? I do think the F50's will be phased out reanably soon, but the jets still have much potential. Why try and buy new ones if the fokker-market is being slowly vacated by large carriers, leaving many aircraft for sale at good rates. I think a bit of good old anti-cyclic investing on the part of KLM would be wise once again.
just my thoughts (yes i do like the fokkers