Fokker speedbrakes active: Fokker 70 PH-KZG 29092012
Fokker was the first civil airliner manufacturer to apply speedbrakes to the rear of the fuselage, a common feature on military jets. The first airliner with the clamshell-type speedbrakes under the vertical tail was the Fokker F-28. The design feature was later used by British Aerospace for its BAe 146/Avro RJ and by Fokker for its Fokker 70s and 100s. The image shows Fokker 70 c/n 11578 PH-KZG of KLM Cityhopper with speedbrakes extended on short final to runway 27 at Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM) on 29 September 2012, carrying out flight KL1345 from Prague. As the Fokker 70 is regarded by the certificating authorities as a derivative of the Fokker F28, the aircraft is officially registered as a Fokker F28 Mk0070. PH-KZG first flew 17 November 1996 and was first delivered to Austrian Airlines with its present Dutch registration on 28 November 1996. The aircraft is operated with the same registration by KLM Cityhopper since 7 October 1997.
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