Re: F100s

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:49 
From:         ctill@mindspring.com (Chuck Till)
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
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Fleet commality was a drawback from the airlines' perspective; Fokker
didn't make anything larger than the F-100. Also, some operators
were probably scared away by reduced residual values of Fokker
aircraft in the residual market if Fokker hit financial trouble, which it
did. I have read speculation that Fokker offered such a low price to
American for the 75 F-100s that that financial trouble was nearly
assured. On the other hand, I don't know that Fokker management
had much choice at the time.