Fokker announces placement of 23 aircraft in 2013
Jan. 23, 2014, Hoofddorp, Ned. - Fokker Services has announced it has placed 23 of its aircraft with operators in 2013. These aircraft include 12 Fokker 50s and 11 Fokker 100s.
According to the company, the number of aircraft placements in 2013 is less than the previous two years as several operators continued with their existing fleets of Fokker aircraft for a longer period than anticipated, which led to less growth in the number of available aircraft.
Fokker Services aircraft remarketing director Peter van Oostrum said: "Large-scale implementation of recent product improvements like the installation of RNP0.3, ADS-B Out, lightweight ACRO seats or cabin LED lighting, as well as continued high technical dispatch reliability have all helped in maintaining the attractiveness of the Fokker aircraft," Oostrum said.
European regional carriers, Air Vallée, Directflyg and Minoan added one Fokker 50 each to their aircraft fleets, while Latin American carriers, Air Panamá and ATSA have expanded their fleets with a total of five Fokker 50s.
CAA Congo and Kenya's Skyward have also added one aircraft each to their Fokker 50 fleets in 2013.
"There are currently more than 500 Fokker aircraft operational worldwide."
In Asia, Fokker 100 operators, Bek Air and Investavia, dba Caspiy in Kazakhstan have introduced a total of five of these aircraft, and Mongolian carrier, Hunnu Airlines increased its Fokker 50 fleet to three aircraft.
Indonesian airline, AsiaLink Cargo is also supplementing its F27 fleet with the addition of a Fokker 50 Full Freighter.
Fokker Services also announed the addition of two more Fokker 100 aircraft to Virgin Australia Regional Airlines fleet, while Air Niugini added one aircraft to its Fokker 100 fleet.
In addition, three Fokker 100s were placed with two undisclosed operators.
Fokker Services develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators.
There are currently more than 500 Fokker aircraft operational worldwide.