The last Fokker F50 left the KLM fleet
in March 2010.
It seated 50 passengers.
History of the Fokker F50 with KLM
In 2009 KLM
was still flying 10 Fokker 50 airliners.
Fokker F27 Friendship
The Fokker F50
is a refinement of the Fokker F27 Friendship which has
been in production since 1958. At the end of the F27 production in
1987, Fokker had built 793 F27 Friendship airliners.
The original Rolls-Royce Dart engines were replaced y Pratt and Whitney
powerplants. The F50 was tested in 1986 and ten years later, after 213
F50 airliners, production ened in 1996 as the Fokker company went into
In total over 1.000 airliners of this type have been produced between 1958 and 1996.
It was intended as a DC-3 replacement.