Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies, announces that a total of thirty-six Fokker aircraft were placed with four new as well as nine existing Fokker operators during 2014 by their respective aircraft sellers and lessors. These comprise thirteen Fokker 50s, ten Fokker 70s and seven Fokker 100s. In addition, leases were extended on two Fokker 50s, as well as four Fokker 100s.
‘This significant number of placements demonstrates the continued attractiveness of the Fokker aircraft. Prevailing low fuel prices make operating Fokker aircraft an even smarter choice now’, says Fokker Services’ Director of Aircraft Remarketing Peter van Oostrum.
Latin America continues to represent a significant market. Fast-expanding Insel Air, based in the Netherlands Antilles, has added 4 Fokker 50s, making 7 in total, while also taking 3 long-range Fokker 70s to expand its international network. In Surinam Fly All Ways also took delivery of 2 Fokker 70s. Mexico’s Air Cuahonte, dba Mayair, took delivery of a Fokker 50 to grow its regional operations. The Peru Navy, which operates all 4 Fokker 60 aircraft, also took delivery of 2 Fokker 50s.
High durability and good operating characteristics in a very harsh environment have increased the Fokker 50 popularity in Africa. Four airlines have added a total of 6 Fokker 50s to their fleets.
Kazakhstan’s Bek Air added 2 Fokker 100s to its fleet, making a total of 6, serving both scheduled and charter routes.
In Germany ACMI specialist Avanti Air purchased 2 Fokker 100s and started operating this month, while Dutch Denim put 2 Fokker 100s on its AOC. An undisclosed operator also purchased 1 Fokker 100.
Papua New Guinea’s Air Niugini added an initial long-range Fokker 70 to its fleet of 7 Fokker 100s. Transnusa from Indonesia also took delivery of a Fokker 70, while leases on a couple of Fokker 50s were extended. Virgin Australia Regional Airlines had leases on 4 Fokker 100s extended as well, while Australian stalwart operator Alliance added 3 Fokker 70s to its ever growing Fokker fleet.
Fokker Services does not sell nor lease Fokker aircraft. Rather, it facilitates placements by sellers and lessors through its FLYFokker program, in addition to providing comprehensive support to Fokker aircraft operators throughout the world.
At present there are more than 500 Fokker aircraft operational across the world. The Fokker aircraft have earned a reputation for advanced technology, comfort, operational reliability, low noise levels and durability. Many consider the Fokker aircraft among the best mid-size aircraft ever built, or as Markus Baumann, Managing Partner of Avanti Air puts it: ‘Avanti Air selected the Fokker 100 as the most versatile and cost-effective aircraft in the 100-seat segment to serve our ad hoc charters in Europe and elsewhere’.
Source: Fokker Technologies
Date: Jan 21, 2015