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FOKKER F-27 Friendship

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F27
Aircraft
Name F-27 Friendship
Manufacturer FOKKER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, high set
WTC Medium
APC B
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

CONAIR F-27 Firefighter
CONAIR Firefighter
FAIRCHILD (1) F-27
FAIRCHILD HILLER FH-227
FAIRCHILD HILLER F-27
FOKKER Friendship
FOKKER Maritime
FOKKER F-27 Troopship
FOKKER Troopship
FOKKER F-27 Friendship
FOKKER C-31 Friendship
FOKKER F-27 Maritime


FOKKER F-27 Friendship

FOKKER F-27 Friendship FOKKER F-27 Friendship 3D

Description

Short range turboprop airliner. In service since 1958. Turboprop airliner development in different versions:

  • F-27-200 with more powerful engines,
  • F-27-300/500 stretched fuselage,
  • F-27-600 quick change freighter/airliner,
  • F-27 Troopship utility tactical transport and
  • F-27 Maritime patrol aircraft.

FH-227 stretched development by FAIRCHILD, USA. Production ceased in 1986. F-27-500/FH-227: Length 25,5 m height: 8,41 m MTOW 20,640kg45,503.411 lbs
20.64 tonnes
.

Technical Data

Wing span 29 m95.144 ft
Length 23.1 m75.787 ft
Height 8.5 m27.887 ft
Powerplant 2 x 2.140 SHP R-R Dart Mk 532-7R or

2 x 2.320 SHP R-R Dart Mk 536-7R or 2 x 2.300 SHP R-R Dart Mk 532-7L turboprops with 4 blade propellers. Maritime: 2 x 2.370 SHP R-R Dart Mk 536-76 or 2 x 2.500 SHP P&W PW125B or 2 x 2.750 SHP P&W PW127B turboprops.

Engine model Rolls-Royce Dart

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 220 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1200 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1000 m
MTOW 2040020,400 kg
20.4 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL250 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 14401,440 nm
2,666,880 m
2,666.88 km
8,749,606.306 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F27

  • F27, vicinity Guernsey Channel Islands, 1999 (On 12 January 1999, control of a Fokker F27-600 was lost on approach to Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands, as a consequence of the aircraft being operated outside the load and balance limitations.)
  • F27, vicinity Jersey Channel Islands, 2001 (Shortly after take-off from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands, a F27 experienced an uncontained engine failure and a major fire external to the engine nacelle. The fire was extinguished and the aircraft landed uneventfully back at Jersey.)
  • F27, vicinity Sharjah UAE, 2004 (On 10 February 2004, a Fokker F27 operated by Kish Airlines, crashed on approach to Sharjah, UAE, as a result of loss of control caused by selection of both propellers to the ground range in flight.)