The Fokker 130
The Fokker 130 will become the benchmark for the market segment:
- Lowest fuel burn and Direct Operating Cost per seat and per trip
- Greenest aircraft with lowest emissions and lowest interior and exterior noise levels
The Fokker 130 weight advantage allows the installation of a light engine without compromising performance. It uses an engine type similar to new 88 seat regional jets, while carrying over 45% more passengers.
Operating Empty Weigth (OEW)
The Fokker 130:
- Carries 137 passengers at a comfortable seat pitch
- Is lightest in its class
- Has less wetted area by a five-abreast seating arrangement, resulting in lower drag
- Is designed for high frequency operations
- Enhances Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan excellent noise performance by its tail-mounted engine position
Difference in OEW per seat in % more than Fokker 130 (# seats in type specification)
The Fokker 130, augmented with updates to further reduce drag, and its low empty weight result in a lower fuel burn per trip compared to other narrow bodies. The comparison in fuel burn is even more evident when viewed on a per trip basis.
The Fokker 130 metal bonding techniques and intelligent use of composites are at the base of the lightest and most durable airframe of the industry. These proven techniques result in excellent fatigue life, corrosion resistance and low maintenance cost. It builds on almost 60 years of trouble free experience, gained in multiple aircraft programs, and backed by more than 45 million landings. The Fokker 130 has a crack-free-life of 45,000 cycles and economic repair life of 90,000 cycles.
The light Fokker 130 airframe allows the use of a lighter, less fuel consuming engine than its direct competition. The Fokker 130 offers the trip cost of a 90-seat jet aircraft and the seat-mile cost of a 150-seat jet aircraft. The result is superior operational flexibility and maximum earning power. The Fokker 130 facilitates hub feed operations, point-to-point thin long routes, route development and right-sizing by exchangeability with 150-seater jets
Powerplant and Thrust
Pratt & Whitney PW1x17G
Two Spool Geared Turbofan
Max. take-off thrust
The Fokker 130 range covers a vast area, even with a full passenger load. Take-off and landing performance allow operations to and from remote destinations. This results in an aircraft with unique payload capability and earning power for airlines.
The Fokker 130 interior is designed for maximum passenger comfort and well-being. The interior incorporates:
- Latest slim seats
- Adjustable LED lighting
- Very low interior noise levels due to the tail-mounted engine position
The Fokker 130 offers a single class configuration carrying 137 passengers. Various alternative layouts are possible, including First or Business Class configurations with a wide four-abreast seating. Modular areas for galleys, lavatories, wardrobes and stowages are available.
The Fokker 130 incorporates the latest manufacturing technologies and materials to create a modern and spacious passenger experience. Latest styling and lighting principles increase passenger comfort.
The Fokker 130 has asymmetric luggage bins to provide maximum overhead stowage space. Under floor cargo capacity is increased by the fuselage stretch and miniaturization of under floor avionics equipment. The spacious interior dimensions and low cabin noise of the Fokker 130 provide a unique and attractive passenger centric experience.
The Fokker 130 features modular service areas in the forward and aft passenger cabin. They can be easily (re-)configured according to the needs of the customer. Among these modular units are galleys, wardrobes, lavatories and additional stowage space.
The Fokker 130 benchmark performance is the result of stretching the unsurpassed light-weight Fokker airframe and adding state-of-the-art technology.
The improvements add-up to a phenomenal 30% projected improvement of seat-mile cost. No current or planned competitor even comes close!
The Fokker 130 is designed for operations well into the 21st century, easily adaptable to future Air Traffic Control requirements. The unique Fokker 130 man-machine interface is an ergonomic flight deck design and centered around an optimal presentation of flight data to the pilots
- Dark cockpit philosophy minimizing flight crew work load in high-density traffic
- A logical optimization coming from the Fokker flight deck with its excellent reputation
- High degree of integration between the various systems e.g. overhead panel included in the flight warning system
- Full flight envelope protection (“protect- by-wire”)
- Flight phase adapted warnings
- Suppression of consequential failures
- Unique flight mode annunciation
The overall aerodynamic clean-up , increased wingspan and winglets are providing a drag reduction of 10%. This drag reduction also leads to a 1,500 kg extra payload capacity for hot and high airfields operations.
The Fokker 130 is powered by the smallest version of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines family. This engine family is based on the concept of:
- A reduction gear between the low speed turbine and the fan
- A very high bypass ratio and a high Overall Pressure Ratio
- The lowest specific fuel consumption available in a commercial transport engine in this class
The Fokker 130 low weight airframe and the smallest version of this engine family are a perfect match.
The Fokker 130 engine nacelle and thrust reverser are of a split-flow type. The latest Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques and wind tunnel testing are used to optimize the air flow through and around the nacelle. A target type thrust reverser is designed for simplicity and reliability.
The Fokker 130 builds on the reputation of hundreds of Fokker aircraft flying the world today.
A unique development program based on early certification flight testing using 2 existing Fokker 100 aircraft converted into 2 compliant Fokker 130 prototypes targets entry-into-service in five years. The Fokker 130 will be certified to latest EASA and FAA requirements.
The Fokker 130 will be developed in cooperation with renowned Dutch engineering companies, the national aeronautical institutions and international specialists.