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  • Mark L
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2003
    • 4325

    US Airways Fokker @ Farnborough

    Can anyone shed any light on a US Airways Fokker 100 that I saw parked up at Farnborough this morning.
    It had some ground crew in it when I arrived, so I am assuming it had only just come in.
    I can't find any info on it at all, and I couldn't get a reg or a pic.
    My recent and upcoming flights
  • martin_EGTK
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2003
    • 925

    #2
    Probably something to do with their transfer to Germania who purchased 17 of them from US Airways at auction.

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    • greekdude1
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2000
      • 3183

      #3
      Nice sale for USAirways. Generate some cashflow.

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      • EGNM
        Sadact
        • Jan 2000
        • 3875

        #4
        nice to see a European ailine making use of them - i like the F100s and think they are very underestimated by many
        Brgds
        EGNM

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        • Mark L
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2003
          • 4325

          #5
          Thanks, it's just odd for anything other than business traffic to come into farnborough outside of the airshow.
          My recent and upcoming flights

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          • dan330
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2000
            • 787

            #6
            I quite like the F100 to fly on, flew with bmi a couple of years ago, sit near the front and its a fantastic aircraft very quiet and smooth, near the back is very loud and horrible though.

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            • mongu
              Director
              • Jan 2000
              • 2918

              #7
              Never had the pleasure of a NG Fokker, but I flew AMS-MME with KLM on a F28 Fellowship in the 1980's. Very quiet (front of plane) and smooth.
              Skiaynin Vannin

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              • OneLeft
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • May 2003
                • 1099

                #8
                AE F100

                I used to work on the F100 at Air Europe.

                It was a really nice aircraft to fly on, and passengers liked it a lot. Funnily I don't remember it being noisy at the back.

                I also worked on the BAC 1-11 at Dan Air. Now that's noisy!

                1L

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                • Mark L
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Mar 2003
                  • 4325

                  #9
                  I've finally found out that this is remaining at Farnborough and is being re-registered G-MABH
                  My recent and upcoming flights

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                  • EGNM
                    Sadact
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 3875

                    #10
                    may well be a privatly owned example now then?
                    Brgds
                    EGNM

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                    • Mark L
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Mar 2003
                      • 4325

                      #11
                      yeah probably, but another one landed this morning to confuse matters further!
                      My recent and upcoming flights

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                      • EHVB
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 1449

                        #12
                        G-MABH is registrated/owned by Gazelle Ltd. Who/what are they for a company????? BW Roger

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                        • robbelc
                          Senior Member
                          • Jun 2003
                          • 696

                          #13
                          I live at Farnborough and this is my first post on this board after Reading it for a while.
                          There are now 3 F100's, G-MANH is is Holland for fitting out,G-MABH will follow it when it returns and N856US arrived on Tursday with one more to follow. They are going to be operated by ARAVCO but for who I don't know. I do know one is for one induvigal and another for his wife and family(good idea!) and two to be leased out on an ad hoc basis.
                          Don't tell the locals about these, they still complain about BBJ'S!

                          Robert
                          www.farnboroughspotters.com

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                          • EGNM
                            Sadact
                            • Jan 2000
                            • 3875

                            #14
                            cheers for the info Robert, and welcome onboard to the forums!
                            Brgds
                            EGNM

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                            • Benair316P
                              Senior Member
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 693

                              #15
                              I flew flight deck on the F100's smaller brother the F70 to Dusseldorf. Very nice a/c. Though the flight deck wasnt really designed for 3 of us!

                              I dont recall excess noise at the rear of the F70. Just the standard, expected whine.

                              Rgrds

                              BEN

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