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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 6 October 1989, the 1989-built Fokker F28-0100 c/n 11281 was testflown as PH-EZI. On 21 October 1989, the airliner was delivered to US Air as N853US. US Air was renamed US Airways on 27 February 1997. After being withdrawn from use with US Airways, the Fokker 100 was ferried to Mojave in October 2001. On 9 June 2003, after a period of storage at Mojave, Fokker F.28-0100 N853US was registered with Wilmington Trust Company Trustee, Wilmington (DE), USA. On 4 Septemeber 2003, after registration N853US was cancelled, the aircraft was registered PH-CXD in the Netherlands with Aircraft Financing and Trading BV, Amsterdam, as holder and Pembroke Capital Aircraft Shannon Ltd, Ireland, as owner. On 26 November 2003 registration PH-CXD was cancelled and the aircraft was entered service as D-AGPD with Germania Fluggesellschaft in Germany. On 27 October 2005, Fokker D-AGPD was sub-leased to DBA Luftfahrtgesellschaft and operated in fly-dba colours. In 2006, due to the FIFA World Cup in Gernmany, the aircraft received "WILKOMMEN ZUM FUSSBALL" logo jet colours as seen at Münster-Osnabrück. On 18 December 2006, after DBA Luftfahrtgesellschaft merged with Air-Berlin, the D-AGPD entered service with Air Berlin. In January 2009, the aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored all white at Berlin-Schönefeld. Fokker F.28-0100 D-AGPD is offered for sale/ dry lease by its owner Pembroke Capital Aircraft Shannon Ltd, Ireland.

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