The Fokker 100 was a popular medium range airliner of the 1980s and 1990s. However, increased competition drove Fokker into bankruptcy so production stopped in 1996. Despite this, many remain in airline service today.
The Fokker 100 was a development of Fokker’s popular F-28 airliner with more powerful engines, longer fuselage, greater wingspan, other improvements and passenger capacity increased from 85 to 107.
On 30 November 1986 the first prototype flew for the first time and deliveries into airline service began in February 1988.
It was a popular airliner that faced little competition when it first appeared but, by the 1990s, there were other competitors in the market, Fokker was declared bankrupt in 1996 and production stopped after 283 Fokker 100s had been made.
This model represents P2-ANQ flying for Air Niugini in 2015.
Revell 1/144 kit with Ric Warcup decals. Completed in June 2019.