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The Fokker
Fokker
F28 Fellowship is a short range jet airliner designed and built by Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker.

Contents

1 Design and development 2 Operational history 3 Variants 4 Operators

4.1 Military operators

5 Accidents and incidents 6 Specifications 7 See also 8 References

Design and development[edit] Announced by Fokker
Fokker
in April 1962, production was a collaboration between a number of European companies, namely Fokker, MBB of West Germany, Fokker-VFW (also of Germany), and Short Brothers
Short Brothers
of Northern Ireland. There was also government money invested in the project, with the Dutch government providing 50% of Fokker's stake and the West German government having 60% of the 35% German stake. Projected at first to transport 50 passengers to 1,650 km (1,025 mi), the plane was later designed to have 60–65 seats. On the design sheet, the F28 was originally to mount Bristol Siddeley BS.75 turbofans, but the prototype flew with the lighter Rolls-Royce "Spey Junior", a simplified version of the Rolls-Royce Spey. The F28 was similar in design to the British Aircraft
Aircraft
Corporation BAC One-Eleven and Douglas DC-9, as it had a T-tail
T-tail
and engines mounted at the rear of the fuselage. The aircraft had wings with a slight crescent angle of sweep with ailerons at the tip, simple flaps, and five-section liftdumper only operated after landing to dump the lift. These were employed rather than reverse thrust as the designers felt that doing so not only reduced weight, but maintenance also. Having no reversers also meant that on unpaved airstrips there was less chance of the engines ingesting debris. The leading edge was fixed (although one experimental model had leading edge slats and these were offered as an option) and was anti-iced by bleed air from the engines. The tail cone could split and be hydraulically opened to the sides to act as a variable air brake – also used on the contemporaneous Blackburn Buccaneer. This design was also used on the HS-146, which became the BAe-146. The design is unique in that it not only slows the aircraft down rapidly, it can aid in rapid descents from economic cruising altitudes and also allowed the engines to be set at higher RPM which helped eliminate 'lag time'. This means the engines respond faster if needed for sudden speed increases or go-arounds on the approach to landing. The Fellowship had a retractable tricycle landing gear which used large low pressure tyres enabling the use of unpaved airstrips. Large wheel brakes also helped in shortening the landing run. In terms of responsibility for production, Fokker
Fokker
designed and built the nose section, centre fuselage and inner wing; MBB/Fokker-VFW constructed the forward fuselage, rear fuselage and tail assembly; and Shorts designed and built the outer wings. Final assembly of the Fokker
Fokker
F28 was at Schiphol Airport
Schiphol Airport
in the Netherlands.[2] Operational history[edit]

F28-2000 prototype (PH-JHG)

The F28-1000 prototype, registered PH-JHG, first flew on 9 May 1967, flown by Chief Test Pilot Jas Moll, Test Pilot Abe van der Schraaf and Flight Engineer Cees Dik. German certification was achieved on 24 February 1969. The first order was from German airline LTU, but the first revenue-earning flight was by Braathens
Braathens
(who operated five F28s) on 28 March 1969.[2]

Third prototype leased to Air Anglia

The F28 with an extended fuselage was named F28-2000 and could seat up to 79 passengers instead of the 65 seats on the F28-1000. The prototype for this model was a converted F28-1000 prototype, and first flew on 28 April 1971. The models F28-6000 and F28-5000 were modified F28-2000 and F28-1000 respectively, with slats, greater wingspan, and more powerful and quieter engines as the main features. The F28-6000 and F28-5000 were not a commercial success; only two F28-6000 and no F28-5000 were built. After being used by Fokker
Fokker
for a time, the F28-6000 were sold to Air Mauritanie, but not before they were converted to F28-2000s.[2] The most successful F28 was the F28-4000, which debuted on 20 October 1976 with one of the world's largest Fokker
Fokker
operators, Linjeflyg. This version was powered by quieter Spey 555-15H engines, and had an increased seating capacity (up to 85 passengers), a larger wingspan with reinforced wings, a new cockpit and a new "wide-look" interior featuring enclosed overhead lockers and a less 'tubular' look. The F28-3000, the successor to the F28-1000, featured the same improvements as the F28-4000. F28s of Ansett Transport Industries' Western Australian intrastate airline, MacRobertson Miller Airlines
MacRobertson Miller Airlines
of Western Australia, flew the longest non-stop F28 route in the world, from Perth to Kununurra, in Western Australia
Western Australia
– a distance of about 2,240 km (1,392 mi). This was also the world's longest twin-jet route at the time. MMA'a F28's also had the highest utilisation rates at the time, flying over 8 hours per day. By the time production ended in 1987, 241 airframes had been built.[2] Variants[edit]

Ansett W.A. F28-1000 in the early 1980s

Data from[2]

F.28 Mk 1000 First variant derived from the third prototype, with a maximum capacity of 65 passengers in a high-density configuration. The Mk 1000 had a length of 27.40 m. It was powered by two Rolls-Royce RB.183-2 Mk.555-15 each with 43.8 kN (9,850 lbf) of thrust. Maximum weight at take-off was 28,123 kg (62,001 Ib).

Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
Airways F28-3000 at Singapore Airport In 1974

F28 Mk 1000C All-cargo, passenger/cargo version derived from Mk 1000 with a port-side cargo door.

F.28 Mk 2000 It first flew on 28 April 1971, being certified on 30 August 1972. This variant had a fuselage 2.21 m longer than the Mk 1000, with a passenger capacity of 79 in high-density single-class configuration. It began revenue service with Nigeria Airways
Nigeria Airways
in October 1972. Ten were built.

F.28 Mk 3000 With the shorter fuselage of Mk 1000, it was one of the more successful variants, with greater structural strength and increased fuel capacity. It began revenue service with Garuda Indonesia.

F.28 Mk 3000 variant in VIP configuration from the Colombian Air Force

F.28 Mk 4000 The first prototype appeared on 20 October 1976 and had the longer fuselage of the Mk 2000 with a passenger capacity of 85. Wingspan was increased by 1.57 m and more powerful Rolls-Royce RB183 Mk555-15P of 44 kN (9,901 lbf) thrust. It began service with Linjeflyg (Sweden) at the end of 1976.

F.28 Mk 5000 Derived from the Mk 6000, was to combine the shorter fuselage of the Mk 3000 and an increased wingspan. Slats were to be added to the wings and more powerful Rolls-Royce RB183 Mk555-15H
Rolls-Royce RB183 Mk555-15H
engines were to be used. Although expected to be an excellent plane to operate in short runways due to its superior power, it was finally not built and the project was abandoned.

F.28 Mk 6000 It first flew on 27 September 1973 and had the longer fuselage of the Mk 2000/4000 with an increased wingspan and the Slats. It was certified in October 1975.

F.28 Mk 6600 Proposed version. Not built.

Fairchild 228 Proposed 50 seat American version assembled by Fairchild-Hiller with Rolls-Royce RB.203 Trent engines.[3] Project cancelled.

Operators[edit] Main article: List of Fokker
Fokker
F28 operators In August 2006 a total of 92 Fokker
Fokker
F28 aircraft remained in airline service. Major operators included: MacRobertson Miller Airlines, Ansett Group Australia (more than 15), Toumaï Air Tchad
Toumaï Air Tchad
(1), AirQuarius Aviation
AirQuarius Aviation
(3), SkyLink Arabia
SkyLink Arabia
(1), Satena
Satena
(1), Gatari Air Service (2), LADE
LADE
(1), AirQuarius Aviation
AirQuarius Aviation
(4) and Merpati Nusantara Airlines (1). Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
(2). Some 22 airlines operated smaller numbers of the type.[4] As of July 2017 Fly-SAX is the only airline operator of the F28 worldwide with 1 aircraft in service.[5] Military operators[edit]

COAN (ARA) F-28 at Comandante Espora airbase

 Algeria

Algerian Air Force
Algerian Air Force
(2) delivered in 1979 [6]

 Argentina

Argentine Air Force
Argentine Air Force
(4) Argentine Navy

Argentine Naval Aviation
Argentine Naval Aviation
(3)

Presidential Squadron (1)

 Colombia

Colombian Air Force
Colombian Air Force
(2)

 Ghana

Ghana
Ghana
Air Force (1)

 Indonesia

Indonesian Air Force
Indonesian Air Force
(4)

 Malaysia

Malaysian Air Force
Malaysian Air Force
(2)

 Peru

Peruvian Air Force[7]

 Philippines

Philippine Air Force
Philippine Air Force
(1 – Used for domestic presidential Flights, The aircraft was named "Kalayaan")

 Tanzania

Tanzania
Tanzania
Government Flight Agency (1)

  Togo
Togo
(2)

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Wreckage of Braathens SAFE
Braathens SAFE
Flight 239

The following is a list of Fokker
Fokker
F28 accidents and incidents:

Braathens SAFE
Braathens SAFE
Flight 239 – 23 December 1972, (Asker, suburb of Oslo, Norway): 40 fatalities. First fatal crash of a Fokker Fellowship. Itavia
Itavia
– 1 January 1974, (Caselle Torinese, airport of Turin, Italy): 38 fatalities. Flight IH897 from Cagliari to Geneva with intermediate stops in Bologna and Turin, crashed about 2 miles south of Runway 36 while attempting to land in fog. Airplane involved was registered I-TIDE. Turkish Airlines – 26 January 1974, (Izmir, Turkey): 66 fatalities. the aircraft crashed down 100 m (330 ft) away from the airfield during takeoff. Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
Airways Flight 150- 24 September 1975 near Palembang, Indonesia
Indonesia
): 26 fatalities. Crashed on approach in fog killing 25 people out of 61 passengers and crew. 1 person was killed on the ground. Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
Airways- 11 July 1979. 61 fatalities. Crashed into Mount Sibayak
Sibayak
while on approach to Polonia International Airport. There was bad weather at the time of the crash. NLM CityHopper Flight 431
NLM CityHopper Flight 431
– 6 October 1981 (Moerdijk, North Brabant, Netherlands): 17 fatalities, the aircraft flew into a tornado which broke off one of the wings. Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
Domestic Flight – 20 March 1982, runway overrun at Tanjung Karang-Branti Airport in bad weather, 27 fatalities. Air Ontario Flight 1363
Air Ontario Flight 1363
– 10 March 1989 (Dryden, Ontario, Canada): 24 fatalities. Due to various factors including snow, ice and lack of use of anti-icing measures. USAir Flight 405
USAir Flight 405
– 22 March 1992 (Queens, New York, United States): 27 fatalities. Due to ice buildup on the wings, pilot error and improper deicing procedures at LaGuardia airport Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Flight 724 – Fokker
Fokker
F-28 Mk-3000 Registered GK-GFU - 1 June 1993. Domestic Flight (Sorong, Papua, Indonesia): 41 fatalities. Controlled flight Into terrain - The aircraft crashed onto a rocky beach. On Bad Weather Landing procedures at Jefman Airport[8] Iran Asseman Airlines Flight 746
Iran Asseman Airlines Flight 746
– 12 October 1994 ( near Natanz, Iran
Iran
): 66 fatalities. Air Mauritanie
Air Mauritanie
Flight 625 – 1 July 1994: All 4 crew and 76 of the 89 passengers on board were killed when their plane crashed at Tidjikja Airport. TANS Peru
Peru
Flight 222 – 9 January 2003: None of the 46 passengers aboard the Fokker
Fokker
F-28 survived after the aircraft hit a mountain near Chachapoyas, Peru.

Specifications[edit] Data from[2]

-1000 -2000 -3000 -4000 -6000

Length: 89 ft 11 in (27.41 m) 97 ft 2 in (29.62 m) 89 ft 11 in (27.41 m) 97 ft 2 in (29.62 m) 97 ft 2 in (29.62 m)

Seating capacity: 55 79 55 85 79

Wingspan: 77 ft 4 in (23.57 m) 82 ft 3 in (25.07 m)

Wing area: 822.4 sq ft (76.40 m2) 850.0 sq ft (78.97 m2)

Max takeoff weight: 65,000 lb (29,000 kg) 73,000 lb (33,000 kg)

Max cruising speed: 528 mph (849 km/h)

523 mph (843 km/h)

Range: 2,000 km 1,350 km 1,180 km 1,025 km

Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (11,000 m)

Engines: 2× Rolls-Royce RB183-2 Mk555-15 2× Rolls-Royce RB183-2 Mk555-15P
Rolls-Royce RB183-2 Mk555-15P
turbofan engines

See also[edit]

Related development

Fokker
Fokker
70 Fokker
Fokker
100

Aircraft
Aircraft
of comparable role, configuration and era

BAC One-Eleven McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Tupolev Tu-134 Sud Aviation Caravelle

Related lists

List of jet airliners

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fokker
Fokker
F28 Fellowship.

^ "Airliner price index". Flight International. 10 August 1972. p. 183.  ^ a b c d e f "Reactores Comerciales (1999a) (en: Commercial Jetliners)". Antonio López Ortega (in Spanish). Agualarga Editores S.l. ISBN 84-95088-87-8. Retrieved 2008-09-26.  ^ "What happened to the Fairchild 228?". AAHS Journal. Spring 1998.  ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006 ^ "WorldCensus2017.pdf". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2018-01-08.  ^ "Trade Registers".  ^ Air International
Air International
May 1988, p. 233. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft
Aircraft
accident Fokker
Fokker
F-28 Fellowship 3000 PK-GFU Sorong- Jefman Airport
Jefman Airport
(SOQ)". 

"Andean Air Power...The Peruvian Air Force". Air International. Vol. 34 no. 5. May 1988. pp. 224–235, 240. 

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Aircraft
Aircraft
produced by Fokker

Company designations pre-1918

M.1 M.2 M.3 M.4 M.5 M.6 M.7 M.8 M.9 M.10 M.14 M.15 M.16 M.17 M.18 M.19 M.21 M.22

V.1 V.2 V.3 V.4 V.5 V.6 V.7 V.8 V.9 V.10 V.11 V.12 V.13 V.14 V.16 V.17 V.18 V.20 V.21 V.22 V.23 V.24 V.25 V.26 V.27 V.28 V.29 V.30 V.31 V.33 V.34 V.35 V.36 V.37 V.38 V.39 V.40 V.41 V.43 V.45

Austro-Hungarian military designations

B.I B.II B.III

German military designations

A.I A.II A.III

C.I

D.I D.II D.III D.IV D.V D.VI D.VII D.VIII

Dr.I

E.I E.II E.III E.IV E.V

F.I

K.I

Company designations post-1918

continuing German military designations:

B.I B.II B.III B.IV B.V

C.II C.III C.IV C.V C.VI C.VII C.VIII C.IX C.X C.XI C.XIV C.XV

D.IX D.X D.XI D.XII D.XIII D.XIV D.XVI D.XVII D.XXI D.XXIII

DC.I

F.II F.III F.IV F.V F.VI F.VII F.VIII F.IX F.X F.XI F.XII F.XIV F.XVIII F.XX F.XXII F.XXIV F.25 F26 F27 F28 F.29

FG.I FG.II FG.III FG.IV

G.I

S.I S.II S.III S.IV S.IX S-11 S-12 S-13 S-14

T.II T.III T.IV T.V T.VIII T.IX

based on seating:

F.XXXVI 50 60 70 100 130

Fokker
Fokker
America

F.7 F.9 Universal Super Universal F.10 F.11 F.14 AF.15 F.18 F.32

United States military designations

Observation:

AO-1 CO-4 XO-27

Transports:

T-2 C-2 C-5 C-7 C-14 C-15 C-16 C-20 C-31 RA

Bombers:

XLB-2 XB-8 FT-1 FT-2

Attack:

XA-7

Fighters:

PW-5 PW-6 PW-7

Ambulance:

A-2

T

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