Fokker Friendship Fokker F-27 "PH-FHF" NLM
"Fokker Heritage Flight"
The Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker developed the 32 seat turboprop F.27 Friendship to replace the DC-3. In 1956 Fokker licensed U.S. manufacturer Fairchild to produce the F.27. In April 1958 the Fairchild F.27 flew and in November 1958 the first Fokker produced F.27-100 was delivered to Aer Lingus. In November 1967 the F.27-500 (FH.227 in the U.S.) first flew. The 500 was a stretched version and the most numerous with 123 being produced. When production ended in 1987 there were 586 Fokker and 207 Fairchild aircraft built.