The Fokker 50 is a regional turbo-prop aircraft of which a total of 208 were built until 1997 by the Fokker Aircraft Company. It has been the natural successor of the ubiquitous F-27 Friendship. Most Fokker 50s are currently still in service with close to 30 operators worldwide.
The Fokker 50 offers a choice of design weights to suit all operators needs: increased range through higher MTOW or reduced navigation and landing charges with standard MTOW / MLW and higher payload offered by the higher MZFW and MLW.
Typically the Fokker 50 offers space for 46 to 56 passengers at a comfortable seat pitch. Ample overhead bin and wardrobe space is provided. The cabin cross-section is spacious and comparable to the Boeing 737 or 757, unlike cramped 3-abreast regional jets and turboprops.
Passengers flying the Fokker 50 – especially in the tropics – also benefit from the generous air-conditioning capabilities that are unequalled in its class. The Fokker 50 has the most headroom of any turboprop with 1.96 m standing height.
- Tourist configuration, 56 pax at 30 inch seat pitch
- Commuter configuration, 50 pax at 32 inch seat pitch
- Business configuration, 46 pax at 34 inch seat pitch
The Fokker 50 long-range capability enables a wide variety of destinations and extends to long-range charter flights. Most Fokker 50 are powered with cost effective PW125B engines. Various Fokker 50 are powered by up-rated hot & high performance PW127B engines.
The high MLW and low fuel burn enable 500 nm out-and-return flights to remote destinations without fuel supply, unequalled by contemporary turboprops. Alternatively, up to 3 flights of 230 nm range can be made with a full passenger payload without refuelling: a truly outstanding multi-hop capability.
The Fokker 50 has first-rate short field performance, which includes London City steep-approach capability. Exterior noise levels well below Chapter 3 allow virtually unlimited airport access.
Due to the fuel efficient PW125B engines, the Fokker 50 noise and environmental pollution levels are well within the current legislative requirements. The total margin to Chapter 3 is 18,4 EPNdb. The Fokker 50 even meets Chapter 4 noise requirements and CAEP 6 emission requirements with a margin of 8,4 EPNdb.
The Fokker 50 features a ‘dark cockpit‘ philosophy. It comes equipped with an Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) and an Automatic Flight Control System, which is certified to Cat II approach limits. The sophisticated Integrated Alerting System provides three prioritized levels of warning.
A unique single lever operation of the propeller pitch and engine power contributes to reduced pilot workload.
Full EU-OPS1, BRNAV and PRNAV compliance is achieved through UNS-1 Series NMS installed on many Fokker 50s. A Class 2B EFB, using the iPad®, is available through an approved Service Bulletin.
The modern flight deck and excellent low speed capabilities combine to make the Fokker 50 an easy-to-fly and excellent entry-level large turboprop.
Operators use the Fokker 50 on networks with as many as 10 landings per day. The fleet leader has made over 60,000 landings and this is illustrative of the durability of the aircraft. Reliable systems and extensive operating experience combine to create impressive technical dispatch reliability with many operators significantly above 99%. The mature Fokker 50 ensures trouble-free operations for at least the next two decades. Click here for customer testimonials on performance and reliability.
The Fokker 50s structure is based on over forty years of experience with the unsurpassed F27 Friendship. Extensive use of composite materials, large-scale use of hot-bonded structures and comprehensive anti-corrosion treatment pay off in the Fokker 50 economic repair life of 90,000 landings.
- Fokker 50 – Airworthiness
The Fokker 50 was originally certificated by the Dutch Civil Airworthiness Authority in 1987. Next it was also certificated by EASA, FAA, Australian CAA and many other airworthiness authorities around the world. As such the Fokker 50 has been certificated for operations based in 60 countries. Continued airworthiness of the aircraft is guaranteed by the certificated maintenance program, including up-to-date issues of the Maintenance Review Board (MRB) report, the Aircraft Maintenance manual (AMM), the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) and Airworthiness Directives (AD).
Source: Fly Fokker, 2018
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