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5-BDDE Fokker 100 c/n 11427 - TUS AIR - Groningen Airport Eelde in Holland - 29 May 2020 Groningen Airport Eelde GRQ

The Fokker 100 is a medium size twin engined turbofan airliner. Fokker announced it was developing the Fokker 100 as the successor of the F-28 Fellowship in November 1983. Fokker 100 is the popular name of the aircraft, the official name is F28 Mk.0100. The Fokker 100 is based on the basic airframe of the F-28-4000, but stretched, thoroughly modernised, including a number of key design changes. Improvements includes the economic RollsRoyce Tay 620-15 turbofans, revised wing design with greater span and aerodynamic efficiency and a modern EFIS glass flightdeck. Two prototypes were built, the first flying on 30 November 1986, the second on 25 February 1987. The first production aircraft flew on 5 Oktober 1987 and the certification was granted in November 1987. The first customer delivery, to Swissair, occurred on 29 February 1988. The Fokker 100 was offered in a number of versions including higher gross weight options of the standard airliner, the Fokker 100QC with a large cargo-door on the left side right behind the cockpit and the Fokker Executive Jet 100 corporate shuttle or VIP transport. The design also forms the basis for the shorter Fokker 70, while the 130 seat class Fokker 130 had also been studied. A total of 277 Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 were built. Production ended after Fokker collapsed due to financial problems on 15 March 1996.

On 25 November 1992, Fokker F28 Mk.0100 c/n 11427 was testflown as PH-EZG, and on 12 December 1992, delivered as N1437B to American Airlines. In September 2003, due to a downturn in the airline industry after the terror attacks of 11 September 2001, Fokker 100 N1437B was withdrawn from use by the ailing American Airways and flown to the storage and maintenance yard operated by Avtel Services in the Mojave. On 22 May 2005, the Fokker 100 N1437B was registered with Fokker Aircraft N1437B Trust, Wilmington, Delaware. On 24 April 2007, the Fokker F28 Mk.0100 was registered PR-OAU in Brazil with Oceanair Linhas Aéreas. On 26 March 2010, Oceanair Linhas Aéreas was rebranded as Avianca Brasil, with on 27 April 2010 the first aircraft with the new name starting operations. In 2014, the Fokker F100 in service with Avianca Brasil were replaced by Airbus A318 airliners. On 25 November 2015, the PR-OAU was witdrawn from use and stored at Brasilia. On 3 February 2017, the Fokker 100 was registered N266JM in the USA with Jet Midwest Group LLC, Wilmington, Delaware. On 8 March 2017, registration N266JM was cancelled as exported to Guernsey. The next day, the aircraft was registered 2-ITUD at Guernsey with Jet Midwest Group. On 7 April 2017, the Fokker Fokker F28 Mk.0100 was registered PH-AQH with Fokker Aircraft Services, Woensdrecht. On 14 April and 29 June 2017, the ownership changed and on 17 July 2017, the Fokker 100 PH-AQH was delivered in TUS Airways colors to Larnaca at Cyprus. On 28 July 2017, registration PH-AQH was cancelled as exported to Cyprus, where the Fokker 100 was registered 5B-DDE with TUS Airways as operator. On 23 March 2020, TUS Airways suspended all operations, following government travel restrictions due to COVID-19. On 16 April 2020, Fokker F100 5B-DDE was together with Fokker F70 5B-DDA flown to Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands for maintenance and storage. Both Fokker airliners will not return to TUS Airways and a new operator and or owner will be sought. It is expected that they will remain for a while at Eelde, where both aircraft are parked on the former runway 01/19; now taxiway Bravo. On 21 April 2020, registration 2-BDDA should have been requested in Guernsey by Jet Midwest Group LLC and the same day the markings on the aircraft were changed from 5B-DDE to 2-BDDE. However, until today registration 2-BDDE is still not requested and therefore the markings on the aircraft were changed to 5-BDDE.
On 29 April 2020, Fokker F28 Mk.0100 5B-DDE was seen parked in TUS Airways colors with the temporary fictional 5-BDDE markings at Groningen Airport Eelde.

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