93Sierra wrote:Why was the Fokker 50 not used in the US? How did it compare with the Dash 8 economics?
One has to go back to that period in time ...
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Fokker produced a great plane, extremely rugged, tried and true
crjflyboy wrote:93Sierra wrote:Why was the Fokker 50 not used in the US? How did it compare with the Dash 8 economics?
One has to go back to that period in time ... a lot of competition existed for this niche market.
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https://www.baesystems.com/en/heritage/ ... tstream-61
https://saab.com/civil-aerospace/region ... saab-2000/
Then add on top of that ... BOMBARDIER was courting airlines for their new RJ.
Fokker produced a great plane, extremely rugged, tried and true but too many manufacturers chasing a very small pie back then.
drdisque wrote:Also remember that Comair, Skywest, Continental Express, and ASA had a combined fleet of several hundred E-120s. For the cost of adding the F50 they could just run more flights on the much cheaper Brasilia.
Then Comair and ASA were both essentially launch customers of the CRJ.
MohawkWeekend wrote:I've wondered if the F50 had a similar reputation as the FH-227 did in the States. For some reason, the CV-580 and the YS-11 had longer careers than the FH-227. Good aircraft but perhaps overbuilt and slow. I was thinking maybe it was the cost of RR spares but then the YS-11 had them too. Enjoyed flying on all of them.
N14AZ wrote:So is it correct, not a single F50 has been registered in the USA?
SXI899 wrote:Interestingly there has been one or two that were placed on the US register.
If I recall correctly, they were lease returns and even flew with N numbers.
F27500 wrote:The 80s saw the Fokker F27 really explode in popularity here in the US (MVA, Pilgrim/Business Express, FedEx, Suburban, Midstate, Mesaba, Air Wisconsin, Chicago Air) and abroad as well so I thought Fokker got a little cocky and rode the F27 wave rather than having started the F50 development sooner.
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