The Fokker 50 also briefly F50, is a medium-sized turboprop aircraft of the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker for passenger and cargo transportation on short distances.
It was produced from 1987 to 1996 and is still used in some airlines, including in Europe CityJet. Other airlines such as KLM, Ethiopian Airlines and airBaltic, they have already retired.
Overall, as of December 2012 with still 129 of 213 built F50 in active service.
The prototype of the Fokker 50 aircraft with the registration PH -OSI is in Aviodrome in Lelystad.
The Fokker 50 is the successor of the Fokker F-27, but only a few of the parts were taken - the Fokker 50 has largely been redeveloped. Its maiden flight took place Fokker 50 in 1985. It is powered by two turboprop engines Pratt & Whitney PW -125 -B. Depending on which configuration the aircraft was equipped, can accommodate up to 60 people in the aircraft cabin space. A striking feature is, inter alia, the ever blackened area at the rear of the engine, which is constantly flowing around exhaust gases due to the unfavorable position of the exhaust system.
Fokker 50 Freighter
As a Fokker 50 Freighter are referred to freighters converted Fokker 50. Two of them were provided by the Italian cargo carrier mini liner in service in January 2008. These machines were equipped with two large hatches. The capacity of the machine is 7.7 tonnes of cargo and a loading volume of 60 m³. The range is given as 1750 km and a payload of 6.5 tons.
The Fokker 60 is a 1.62 m stretched, strengthened in the structure and with a large cargo door on the right side equipped ( behind the cockpit ) military version of the Fokker 50 you had on 2 November 1995 and its first flight was in addition to military equipment such as doors for skydivers, an APU and ECM-/IR-Warnanlagen and Störkörperwerfern equipped. The aircraft was developed in 1994 at the request of Koninklijke Luchtmacht. This received the 1996 four aircraft of this type, a fifth under construction, was not completed by the insolvency of the company. In two of the machines 2005 APS -143 search radar for maritime purposes were installed.