BBJII
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Fokker 70 @ LCY Question

Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:53 pm

Just been looking on the LCY website:

On the Noise Management links, it shows the F70 is still rated for LCY.


So why does no-one use it???

KLM to AMS could use it....bur choose to use the F50, this route is full.

Surley other European carriers could also use it;

http://www.lcacc.org/aircraft/index.html#Approval



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RE: Fokker 70 @ LCY Question

Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:21 pm

This has been discussed here a couple of times  Smile

The only airline that has used the Fokker 70 into LCY was Air Littoral (on behalf of Air France). The Fokker 70s needs some software upgrades to the braking system, so you cannot use a standard Fokker 70. The three ex Air Littoral Fokker 70s are, to the best of my knowledge, the only Fokker 70s ever modified.

Runway length was the main problem for the Air Littoral/Air France Fokker 70 which had, despite the modifications to the brakes, difficulties on a wet LCY runway. This was the reason why Air France switched from Air Littoral Fokker 70s to Cityjet 146s on their Paris service after approx 18 months.

So, to put it short, while the Fokker 70 can operate from LCY, it is not an ideal aircraft.