KLM Might Replace F-100

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Bad news for me and any other Fokker Fans on here KLM Might Replace there F-100 :( :( I saw this on Airliners.net hope its not true I love the KLM colours on the Fokker 100 hope they would replace them with F70 http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/2418103/ James
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This wouldn't surprise me as some of the F100's are getting rather tired. Some are rather dirty! Could see them replacing them with Embraers.
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This wouldn't surprise me as some of the F100's are getting rather tired. Some are rather dirty! Could see them replacing them with Embraers.
Replace old Fokker 100 with New fokker 100 :p look at this F70 picture its dirty but add the new colours will soon make it look new again.
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Replace old Fokker 100 with New fokker 100 :p look at this F70 picture its dirty but add the new colours will soon make it look new again.
The whole KLM F100/F70 fleet look like that one in the picture, even the ones that have been painted into the new colours!
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3 or 4 new ones coming online shortly so I would be surprised if it was in the short to medium term.
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I'd really love to see an E190 in those brilliant new KLM colours. :)
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Have they painted any of there F50 into the new colours.I have here two of my favorite pictures of KLM fokker 70/100 in there new colours.
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None of the F50s have been painted yet. Starting next year the first F50s will actually leave the fleet.
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None of the F50s have been painted yet. Starting next year the first F50s will actually leave the fleet.
What aircraft is replacing them will it be EMB 170.so there fleet would be F70/100 and EMB 170 Maybe? James
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None of the F50s have been painted yet. Starting next year the first F50s will actually leave the fleet.
I thought so as dirst exapmels have turned to a completely white livery. And I like the idea of KLm colored EMBs.
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There is no replacement. Some routes will be axed, some will get F70. Some current F70 routes get F100s. As mentioned earlier more F100s are due to arrive. Another 3 ex-Merpati F100s have been ordered, and according to the gossip more F100s will be added as well.
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There is no replacement. Some routes will be axed, some will get F70. Some current F70 routes get F100s. As mentioned earlier more F100s are due to arrive. Another 3 ex-Merpati F100s have been ordered, and according to the gossip more F100s will be added as well.
Do you know what routes will be axed. Thats very good news that they are buying more Fokker 100 instead of getting rid of them thats made my day :D James
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On the front page of the Dutch Newspaper The Telegraaf today,KLM in talks with Rekkof for 50 new F100s/F70s.Rekkof is also in talks with 3 Engine manufacture's,for a new super economical engine. Rgards Peter.
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On the front page of the Dutch Newspaper The Telegraaf today,KLM in talks with Rekkof for 50 new F100s/F70s.Rekkof is also in talks with 3 Engine manufacture's,for a new super economical engine. Rgards Peter.
Well that is brilliant news that they are in talks with rekkof. do we know who the Engine manufacture's are guess one is RR? James
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In the same article it is said that KLM does not intend to replace its short haul fleet by 2010. Personally I do not expect Rekkof to wait this long. On top of that, KLM has also stated (in a seperate article) that they would not be a launch customer. They first want to see Rekkof make a plane, and see if this plane then lives up too expectations. Sorry, I am still very sceptical about this happening. Dutch only: http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/28098271/Herstart_Fokker_lijkt_dichtbij.html

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KLM's cityhopper fleet is looking tired, however, I don't expect any replacement plans for some time. From what I can gather, all the EMB talk is just rumour and the rekkof stuff has been around for ages - so probably won't change anytime soon. Our business use KLM a lot and I've heard a lot of bad reports about the cityhopper reliability of late. How true this is I don't know, but on my last KLM trip my outbound cityhopper flight was cancelled due to technical reasons. All that said, I've always enjoyed my cityhopper flights and hope the Fokkers stay around for a while yet - just tidy them up KLM (in and out) and make them more reliable if possible.... ;)
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I've heard a lot of bad reports about the cityhopper reliability of late.
Heard much the same myself. Some of the Fokkers bought second hand seem to be less reliable than normally. In particular the ex-Merpati planes, from what I've been told.

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Does anyone have a list of cityhopper's fleet alongside age of aircraft? e.g. PH-OFA - F100 - 1989 - Ex G-UKFA etc.. etc..
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Heard much the same myself. Some of the Fokkers bought second hand seem to be less reliable than normally. In particular the ex-Merpati planes, from what I've been told.
Yes. They went back to the Fokker 50 for service DUS to AMS after using the Fokker 70 or even the 100 for a time. Hwoever they had many delays with the F100s.
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Does anyone have a list of cityhopper's fleet alongside age of aircraft? e.g. PH-OFA - F100 - 1989 - Ex G-UKFA etc.. etc..
Try this site http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php Hope KLM keep their Fokker's in the sky for long long time. James

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Well that is brilliant news that they are in talks with rekkof. do we know who the Engine manufacture's are guess one is RR? James
Latest is that it will be GE engines. KLM are interested in Rekkof as well as Austrian.