Aircraft

The Fokker 120 promises to become the benchmark for the market segment:

  • Lowest fuel burn and Direct Operating Cost per seat and per trip
  • Greenest aircraft with lowest CO2 emission and lowest interior and exterior noise levels

The Fokker 120 weight advantage allows the installation of a light engine without compromising performance. It uses an engine type similar  to the E175-E2 and MRJ-90, while carrying over 25% more passengers.

Operating empty weight

The Fokker 120:

  • Carries 125 passengers at a comfortable 30 inch seat pitch
  • Is lightest in its class
  • Has less wetted area by a five-abreast seating arrangement, resulting in lower drag
  • Is designed for high frequency operations
  • Enhances Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan excellent noise performance by its tail-mounted engine position
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Durability

The Fokker 120 metal bonding techniques and intelligent use of composites are at the base of the lightest and most durable airframe of the industry. These proven techniques result in excellent fatigue life, corrosion resistance and low maintenance cost. It builds on almost 60 years of trouble free experience, gained in multiple aircraft programs, and backed by more than 45 million landings. The Fokker 120 has a crack-free-life of 45,000 cycles and economic repair life of 90,000 cycles.

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Operating costs

The light Fokker 120 airframe allows the use of a lighter, less fuel consuming engine than its direct competition. The Fokker 120 offers the trip cost of a 90-seat jet aircraft and the seat-mile cost of a 145-seat jet aircraft. The result is superior operational flexibility and maximum earning power. The Fokker 120 facilitates  hub feed operations, point-to-point thin long routes, route development and right-sizing by exchangeability with 150-seater jets.

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Specifications

The Fokker 120 is optimized for short to medium range flights and high utilization. Excellent hot and high performance makes it versatile. Its 2000 NM maximum range ensures ample operational flexibility. The Fokker 120 range focuses on the flights were money is made.

Dimensions
Length fuselage 33.95 m
Length (overall) 36.96 m
Wing span 28.97 m
Height (gear extended) 8.51 m
Fuselage diameter 3.30 m
Wheel base 14.07 m
Wheel track 5.04 m
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Weights
STANDARD OPTIONAL-1 OPTIONAL-2
Range 1,630 NM 1,850 NM 2,000 NM
TOFL 1,816 m 1,900 m 1,984 m
LFL 1,490 m 1,515 m 1,530 m
MTOW 46,720 kg 47,627 kg 48,308 kg
MZFW 38,555 kg 39,553 kg 39,553 kg
MLW 41,277 kg 42,275 kg 42,275 kg
MRW 46,947 kg 47,854 kg 48,534 kg
Max. structural payload 12,655 kg 13,653 kg 13,653 kg
GENERIC
MMO 0.79
Ceiling 37,000 ft
Engine Pratt & Whitney PW1x17G
Engine type Two shaft geared turbofan engine
Max. take-off thrust 16,440 lb
APR Thrust 18,248 lb
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Interior

The Fokker 120 interior is designed for maximum passenger comfort and well-being. The interior incorporates:

  • Latest slim seats
  • Adjustable LED lighting
  • Very low interior noise levels due to the tail-mounted engine position

The Fokker 120 offers a single class configuration carrying 125 passengers at 30 inch seat pitch. Various alternative layouts are possible, including First or Business Class configurations with a wide four-abreast seating. Modular areas for galleys, lavatories, wardrobes and stowages are available.

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Seating configuration

The Fokker 120 incorporates the latest manufacturing technologies and materials to create a modern and spacious passenger experience. Latest styling and lighting principles increase passenger comfort.

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The slim seats achieve excellent passenger comfort in a higher density configuration.

  • At 30 inch seat pitch 125 passengers travel with the comfort of a conventional 32 inch seat pitch configuration
  • The 112 passenger dual class configuration combines 34 inch seat pitch in the 4-abreast business class and 30 inch in the 5-abreast economy class
Cross-section

The Fokker 120 has asymmetric luggage bins to provide maximum overhead stowage space. Under floor cargo capacity is increased by the fuselage stretch and miniaturization of under floor avionics equipment. The spacious interior dimensions and low cabin noise of the Fokker 120 provide a unique passenger experience that is highly desirable.

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Service areas

The Fokker 120 features modular service areas in the forward and aft passenger cabin. They can be easily (re-)configured according to the needs of the customer. Among these modular units are galleys, wardrobes, lavatories and additional stowage space.

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Technology

The Fokker 120 benchmark performance is the result of stretching the unsurpassed light-weight Fokker airframe and adding:

  • New technology Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines
  • Winglets and aerodynamic improvements
  • Latest technology avionics

A phenomenal 30% improvement of seat-mile cost is projected. No current or planned competitor comes close!

Avionics

The Fokker 120 is designed for operations well into the 21st century, easily adaptable to future Air Traffic Control requirements. The unique Fokker 120 man-machine interface is an ergonomic flight deck design and centered around an optimal presentation of flight data to the pilots, including:

  • Dark cockpit philosophy minimizing flight crew work load in high-density traffic
  • A logical optimization coming from the Fokker flight deck with its excellent reputation
  • High degree of integration between the various systems e.g. overhead panel included in the flight warning system
  • Full flight envelope protection (“protect- by-wire”)
  • Flight phase adapted warnings
  • Suppression of consequential failures
  • Unique flight mode annunciation
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Aerodynamics

The winglets reduce fuel consumption by 2 to 3% for a typical flight.

  • Up to 7% reduction in drag during takeoff
  • Up to 3% reduction in drag during cruise

A 1,500 kg extra payload capacity in critical takeoff conditions is realized for operation at high airfields and in high ambient temperatures.

The Fokker 120 is powered by the smallest version of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines. This engine family is based on the concept of:

  • A reduction gear between the low speed turbine and the fan
  • A very high bypass ratio and a high Overall Pressure Ratio
  • The lowest specific fuel consumption available in a commercial transport engine in this class

The Fokker 120 low weight airframe and the smallest version of this engine family are a perfect match.

Aero dynamics

The Fokker 120 engine nacelle and thrust reverser are of a split-flow type. The latest Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques and wind tunnel testing are used to optimize the air flow through and around the nacelle. A target type thrust reverser is designed for simplicity and reliability.

Program

The Fokker 120 builds on the reputation of hundreds of Fokker aircraft flying the world today. The Fokker 120 will:

  • Be certified to latest EASA and FAA requirements.
  • Have entry-into-service in five years.
  • Be developed in cooperation with renowned Dutch engineering companies, the national aeronautical institutions and international specialists.

Within two and a half years a modified Fokker 100 will be used for certification and performance validation.