Fokker speedbrakes active: Fokker 70 PH-KZS 20092012
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 F28. 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 11540 PH-KZS of KLM Cityhopper with speedbrakes active, flaring over runway 27 at Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM) on 20 September 2012, after carrying out flight KL1766 from Frankfurt.. 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-KZS first flew as PH-EZS on 24 April1995 and was first delivered to Air Littoral as PH-RRS on 2 May 1995. The registration was later changed to F-GLIS and with this registration the aircraft went to Regional CAE on 12 December 2003. KLM Cityhopper operates the aircraft as PH-KZS since 12 August 2009.
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