Dutch aircraft manufacturer that pioneered civil aviation untill the metal Douglas DC-2 outdated its classic designs involving steel tubes covered in cloth.
By building the DC-3 under licence Fokker gained experience in manufacturing metal aircraft, which was used for the DC-3's replacement the Fokker F-27 Friendship.
This was also the first aircraft using metal glue on a large scale.
The last series of aircraft it produced were the Fokker 50, 70 and 100 before they went bankrupt in 1996
That Fokker 100 is cleared to land.
December 23, 2010
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