The Fokker 70 was officially introduced in June 1993, when 15 firm orders templates. It is a shortened version of the Fokker 100 for up to 79 passengers and could thus serve as the successor of the Fokker F-28. The first prototype of the Fokker 70 was the two fuselage sections ( one before and one behind the wing ) shortened second prototype of the Fokker 100, which reduced its overall length by 4.62 m. The engine features remained with the Rolls- Royce Tay 620 turbofans compared to Fokker 100 unchanged. The wing and the cockpit are also unchanged, so that mixed operation with the Fokker 100 is possible.
The first flight of the prototype was on 2 April 1993, the start of series production in February 1994 and the first flight of the production aircraft took place on 12 July 1994. Since the Dutch manufacturer Fokker went into bankruptcy in February 1996, only 48 machines of the type Fokker 70 were built.
As of July 2013 are still 47 of 48 originally produced Fokker 70 in active service:
Only one copy of the Fokker 70 with the identification PH- MKC, which was operated by Fokker itself, has already been scrapped.
- Dimensions Wingspan: 28.08 m
- Overall length: 30.91 m
- Total height: 8,51 m
- Wing area: 93,50 m²
- Wing loading: 392.94 kg / m²
- Masses and payload Dry Operating Weight: 22,784 kg
- Maximum takeoff weight: 41,730 kg
- Maximum landing weight: 36,740 kg
- Max Payload: 10,780 kg
- Tank Capacity: 9,600 liters ( 13,365 liters with optional fuselage tank )
- Total luggage compartments: 21.57 m³
- Seating capacity: 70-80 ( five series with center aisle )
- Cockpit Crew: 2
- Drive Engines: 2x Rolls- Royce Tay 620-15 turbofan, each with 61.6 kN ( 13,700 lbs ) of thrust
- Flight performance Max cruising speed: 856 km / h (320 KIAS / Mach 0.77 )
- Service ceiling: 10,670 m ( 35,000 ft)
- Off distance: 1,665 m
- Landing distance: 1,274 m
- Max Range: 2010 km ( 1085 nm) / / 3410 km ( 1840 nm) as Fokker Executive Jet 70s or with optional fuselage tank
- On 5 January 2004 was forced to land about four kilometers to Munich Airport on open field coming from Vienna Austrian Airlines jet was due to engine problems. All 28 passengers and all crew members were unharmed. (→ Austrian Airlines Flight 111)
- On 3 March 2011 lost a Fokker 70 of Austrian Airlines just after the start, and even at the airport in Munich, one of the four wheels. After queuing for the reduction of fuel the aircraft landed after about half an hour later with no further problems in Munich.