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FOKKER F-27 Friendship

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Name F-27 Friendship
Manufacturer FOKKER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, high set
WTC Medium
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
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


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 <br />20.64 tonnes <br />.

Technical Data

Wing span 29 m95.144 ft <br />
Length 23.1 m75.787 ft <br />
Height 8.5 m27.887 ft <br />
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)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
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 <br />20.4 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL250 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 14401,440 nm <br />2,666,880 m <br />2,666.88 km <br />8,749,606.306 ft <br /> 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.)