Thrust
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AA And The Fokker 100

Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:41 am

I have been noticing that there has not been a recent photo taken of an AA Fokker. Have they all been retired? if not, how many are left? THank you.

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MD11LuxuryLinr
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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:44 am

They were supposed to be all retired as of early Sept. I don't know if any are still in use.
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FriendlySkies
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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:52 am

I haven't seen any around ORD lately, and there were always TONS at ORD lol, so it's a good bet that they're out of the fleet.
 
aa777223er
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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:01 am

Check this thread:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1622517

Several of the F100's were purchased by Jetsgo and have begun operation with them. Do a photo search under Jetsgo for some pics of them in their livery.

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Lrockeagle
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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:51 pm

We retired all of those damn things in september. Cut down on costs by simplifying the fleet.

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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:11 am

Last Flight was on Sweptember 8th HPN-ORD....
 
Thrust
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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:07 am

Sad....they were beautiful. I saw one parked at ORD in late August...just over a month ago. Well, at least it is finally over....time to move on.
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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:07 am

We retired all of those damn things in september. Cut down on costs by simplifying the fleet.
and to go belly up i supose........ Wink/being sarcastic




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ckfred
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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:02 pm

If Fokker hadn't gone bankrupt, then AA would probably still be flying the Fokkers. According to a friend of mine who works at AA, there were a number of factors that led to retirement of the fleet. But the factor that sealed the fate of the F100 was the Fokker bankruptcy. With limited sources of approved, reasonably priced parts, AA was forced to manufacture many of its own parts. This was extremely expensive.

The Fokkers were good planes to fly and very fuel efficient. But they had a low max. landing weight, which made them difficult to schedule for short hops, and they were more difficult to maintain than the Boeing and McDonnell Douglas fleets.
 
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RE: AA And The Fokker 100

Mon Nov 01, 2004 3:26 pm

I've had quite a lucky streak lately. I saw over my house one of the last AA foker's to fly and then one of the last Swiss international MD-11's and one of the last AC 747 (10-30) at FRA. Don't think i'll have such a chance in the near future.

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