Fokker Friendship F27

One of the so-called ‘DC-3 replacement’ aircraft produced by the dutch Fokker company in the late 1950s onwards.

Powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart turbines, it was a popular aircraft for up to 36 passengers and/or freight. Chosen by EAA over the comparable HP Herald and Avro 748, it served the airline well from 1962 to it’s demise in 1977.

  • Span of 95ft
  • Length of 73ft
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Vital Statistics

VP-KSA Fokker F27 Friendship 200 10211 PH-FEA (test reg) 1962 To 5Y-AAB
VP-KSB Fokker F27 Friendship 200 10212 PH-FEB (test reg) 1962 To 5Y-AAC
VP-KSC Fokker F27 Friendship 200 10213 PH-FEC (test reg) 1962 To 5H-AAI
VP-KTK Fokker F27 Friendship 200 10241 PH-FFG (test reg) 1963 To 5X-AAP

Aircraft registered in Tanzania after 1963

Registration Aircraft c/n Previous Acquired Disposal Remarks
5H-AAI Fokker F27 Friendship 200 10213 see VP-KSC 1962 1977 Sold to Kenya Airways 1977 damaged beyond repair 10/7/88 Kusuma

Aircraft registered in Uganda after 1963

Registration Aircraft c/n Previous Acquired Disposal Remarks
5X-AAP Fokker F27 Friendship 200 10241 see VP-KTK 1963 1977 Later to Air Tanzania as 5H-MRO. Sold to BMA 5/10/83, Crashed 18/1/87 Donnington Park, Derbyshire UK on approach

Aircraft registered in Kenya after 1963

Registration Aircraft c/n Previous Acquired Disposal Remarks
5Y-AAB Fokker F27 Friendship 200 10211 see VP-KSA 1962 1977 Sold to Kenya Airways 1977. Stored at Nairobi in 2002.
5Y-AAC Fokker F27 Friendship 200 10212 see VP-KSB 1962 1977 Later to Air Tanzania as 5H-MRH then BMA as G-BMAW. Finally to NWAL-Mesaba AL as N270MA. Scr 1996