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The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:02 pm

Strange as it may be, but is this really the last remaining Fokker in service for all of North America?
C-FTAY operated by Canadian North F28.
Using the search options for airliners.net and other references, so far I think I'm correct.
Or am I mistaken?

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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:11 pm

Im not sure if it is the last in North America, but I believe it is the last F28 operating in Canada (if you don't count F100s of Jetsgo, which are technecly F28-0100s but are really a whole different airplane from the F28-1000/-2000/-3000/-4000 series, as F28s). Still seems to be going pretty damn good for a 30 year old (as far as I can tell, it was manufactured by Fokker in 1974), Doesn't look more than a couple years old if that....

Beyond beautiful shot by the way!!





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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:50 pm

Reasonably sure I saw an airline F28 in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, but can't remember the operator.
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:32 pm

A little over a year ago Horizon got rid of their F28's.
About two years ago I flew one from Boise to Seattle.
I was starting to wonder if that puppy was ever going to get off of the ground. We used pretty much every inch of the runway. The guy sitting next to realized this as well, and we exchanged a look. No one else was realized a thing!
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:39 pm

I remember TAY and TAV were operated by Transair Ltd. in Winnipeg in the early 70's. It would be unique if the first F-28 to operate in Canada ended up being the last F-28 to operate as well.
 
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:10 pm

According my information Aerodynamics is still operating one N159AD, ex N487US cn. 11227
For the complete fleet list go here http://www.fokker-aircraft.info/f28current-fleet.htm

Willem

ps. what happened with C-FTAR ?


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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:36 pm

looks as though N500WN is still flying today as well.


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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:31 am

Is N500WN the one that used to belong to Husby Forest Products out of YVR? I worked a bit on that one, it had a semi-executive interior, pretty nice, but still capable of carrying maybe 30 people. It also had newer avionics and EFIS (although the quality of the install job was not very good). IIRC, that a/c was always an executive a/c from new, beginning with the Time/Life company.
 
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:38 am

I answered my own question- Husby, CF-HFP went to Novell, as N43AE. Seen here- http://www.fokker-aircraft.info/novell-n43ae.jpg Also, TAR went to Cdn North, I don't know what happened since.
 
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:32 am

I don't know what happened since.

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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:40 am

Learpilot- really? seriously? It seems funny, I don't know why. They are a midsize executive aircraft, especially a 1000, and are cheap to buy, the big problem is fuel burn, and noise. They are or were exempt from noise regs in Canada due to their weight, but I don't know the rules in the states on this. I'd rather see them used than slowly corroding away.........
 
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:42 am

I just found a picture i took of a piedmont F-28 at PHL in June of 1989...i wish i had a scanner  Sad
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:17 am

A large number of the former Canadian/Air Canada F28s are parked at YXE. None of them look airworthy having had various parts removed.
 
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:28 am

AVT007,

Learpilot is correct. N500WN is parked at the executive terminal and does in fact belong to Mr. Wayne Newton. It doesnt seem to fly much, compared to the MGM aircraft, ( GIII, GIV, and MD87) parked next to it.


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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:46 am

@avt007 Well.... Looks like you are right.... I was searching the database for pictures of the Novell plane, then noticed in late 2002 it became the same color scheme as N500WN. Well... tracking it down N43AE has been re-regged as N500WN, so I guess you do know that plane well  Smile

 
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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:40 am

I remember TAY and TAV were operated by Transair Ltd. in Winnipeg in the early 70's. It would be unique if the first F-28 to operate in Canada ended up being the last F-28 to operate as well.

Not to be, alas. The current C-FTAY (msn 11084) is not the original Transair F28 (msn 11038) which was sold to Papua-Nuigini then on to Australia and finally scrapped.

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RE: The Last Operating F28 In North America?

Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:43 am

The demise of the CRA F28 fleet is due in large part to the decision to go with a "power by the hour" contract with Rolls-Royce. When AC parked the fleet, RR took all their engines back, leaving Jazz with a collection of aircraft that weren't in demand even if they had engines. I can't speak for YXE, but in YVR there are no storage inspections done, indeed the aircraft were never properly stored, but rather just parked one day and left.

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