The Department's Fleet of Fokker F28 Fellowships

In late 1960s and early 1970s the need became acute for an aircraft capable of carrying out airways survey tasks at the speeds and altitudes of the jet aircraft that had come into airline service. DCA's previous survey aircraft was the turboprop Fokker F.27.

The decision was made to purchase two F28s and a contract was signed in 1974. The chief factors influencing the decision to purchase the Fokker F28 were range, performance, field performance and load-carrying cabability. The first aircraft was delivered in December 1976, and a third aircraft was later added to the fleet. Click here to read more about the selection and role of these aircraft.

By 1998 all three of the F28s were disposed of and the airways survey work was taken over by an IAI Astra VH-FIS and Beech 350 Super King Air VH-FIX operated on contract.


F28 logo

Click on the images below to see photos of the Department's F28s:




click here to see TU-PAB
click here for VH-ATE


VH-ATE as PH-EXN pre-delivery >




Click here for C-FTAY ex VH-ATG
click here for the CofA for VH-ATG < Certificate of Airworthiness for VH-ATG


< F28 cockpit
< F28 Flight Survey station
< F28 Optical Tracker
< F28 rear passenger cabin
< F28 as VIP transport


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