Prospects of a viable rescue plan for Fokker have further evaporated after an apparent break-down in relations between Malaysia's state-investment group Khazanah Nasional and the bankrupt Dutch aircraft manufacturer's receivers.

Khazanah had been discussing taking a 39% stake in a revived Fokker, by joining a DFl1.1 million ($640 million) rescue effort with the Dutch Deleye Investment Group, the Dutch Government and Stork.

Malaysia insisted, however, that it could not make any commitment before inspecting Fokker's books.

Dutch press reports have alleged that Stork, which owns the Fokker Aviation support business, withdrew support for the Malaysian bid under pressure from Airbus and rival regional-aircraft grouping Aero International (Regional).

Source: Flight International