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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Fokker F27

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the first Fokker F27 (PH-NIV) took to the skies in 1955. The turboprop went on to become one of the most successful airliners to come out of Europe with 586 examples built before production ended in 1987. Following the end of the Second World War, Dutch manufacturer Fokker, along with […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the prototype Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner took to the skies for the first time in 1969. The Texas-built Metroliner is a 19-seat pressurized airliner. Powered by two Garrett turboprop engines, it has a range of 1,100 km. Conceived as an evolution of the manufacturer’s 9-seater Merlin, the construction of the prototype […]

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