• Short Summary

    THE DUTCH FOKKER AIRCRAFT COMPANY HAVE RECENTLY BEEN HAVING TALKS WITH FRANCE, GERMANY AND ITALY ON JOINT DEVELOPMENT OF AN NEW JET-LINER--THE FOKKER F.28.

  • Description

    THE DUTCH FOKKER AIRCRAFT COMPANY HAVE RECENTLY BEEN HAVING TALKS WITH FRANCE, GERMANY AND ITALY ON JOINT DEVELOPMENT OF AN NEW JET-LINER--THE FOKKER F.28. THE COMPANY SEE IT AS 'A NATURAL DEVELOPMENT OF EFFORTS TOWARDS GREATER CO-OPERATION IN WEST EUROPEAN AVIATION. ON TUESDAY (18TH FEB) THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED SOME FINANCIAL BACKING, AND THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THE FRENCH COMPANY-SUB AVIATION-HAVE AGREED TO HELP WITH ITS DEVELOPMENT.

    FINAL POINTS OF DESIGN ARE NOW BEING WORKED OUT ON THE DRAWING BOARDS AT THE FOKKER FACTORY IN AMSTERDAM, AND ALREADY THEY HAVE CONSTRUCTED A MOCK-UP OF THE CABIN AND COCK-PIT, TOGETHER WITH AN EXCITING MODEL OF THE PROTOTYPE.

    POWERED BY TWO ROLLS ROYCE SPEY JUNIOR JET ENGINES, THE F.28 WILL BE ABLE TO CARRY BETWEEN 50 TO 65 PASSENGERS OVER MEDIUM AND SHORT DISTANCES. THE PROTOTYPE IS EXPECTED TO FLY IN JULY 1966. FOKKER HOPE IT WILL EVENTUALLY PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR A COMMON EUROPEAN AIRFLEET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93ARHP2C9NMUUY064TJWO2ITE
    Media URN:
    VLVA93ARHP2C9NMUUY064TJWO2ITE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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