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FOKKER F-28 Fellowship

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Name F-28 Fellowship
Manufacturer FOKKER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Heavy
Type code L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code 3B
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

FOKKER F-28 Fellowship
FOKKER Fellowship

FOKKER F-28 Fellowship

FOKKER F-28 Fellowship


Short range regional airliner. In service since 1969. Developed to complete the F-27 Friendship turboprop airliner with a higher performance and larger capacity. A family of aircraft with versions F-28-1000/2000/3000/4000/6000 with different performance regarding approach category and weight data. Also used in military service as VIP and government transport. F-28-4000: length 29,61 m.

Technical Data

Wing span 27.07 m88.812 ft <br />
Length 27.4 m89.895 ft <br />
Height 8.5 m27.887 ft <br />
Powerplant 3000/4000: 2 x 44 kN RR RB 183-2 Spey-Mk555-15 P turbofans.
Engine model Rolls-Royce Spey

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) 135 kts IAS 165 kts IAS 250 kts IAS 250 kts MACH 0.6 TAS 390 kts MACH 0.68 IAS 250 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 125 kts
Distance 1700 m ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 500 ft/min MACH 0.7 ROD 800 ft/min ROD 3500 ft/min MCS 200 kts Distance 1000 m
MTOW 3311033,110 kg <br />33.11 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL350 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 16001,600 nm <br />2,963,200 m <br />2,963.2 km <br />9,721,784.784 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F28

  • F28, Gällivare Sweden, 2016 (On 6 April 2016, a Romanian-operated Fokker F28 overran the runway at Gällivare after a bounced night landing. There were no occupant injuries and only slight aircraft damage. The Investigation concluded that after a stabilised approach, the handling of the aircraft just prior and after touchdown, which included late and inappropriate deployment of the thrust reversers, was not compatible with a safe landing in the prevailing conditions, that the crew briefing for the landing had been inadequate and that the reported runway friction coefficients were "probably unreliable". Safety Recommendations were made for a generic 'Safe Landing' concept to be developed.)
  • F28, Saint John NB Canada, 2002 (On 27 March 2002, a Fokker F28 being operated by Air Canada Regional Airlines (t/a Air Canada Jazz) on a scheduled night passenger flight from Toronto to Saint John, having made an uneventful procedural ILS approach to Runway 05 at destination, departed the slippery landing runway to the left shortly after touchdown in normal visibility conditions but regained it before coming to a stop. Aircraft damage was limited to minor cuts in the tyres of the right main and nose landing gear and damage to one runway edge light. There were no injuries to any of the occupants.)