The Fokker 50 is a regional turbo-prop aircraft of which a total of 208 were built until 1997 by the Fokker Aircraft Company. It has been the natural successor of the ubiquitous F-27 Friendship.
Designed with a life of 90,000 landings, many Fokker 50s are currently in service with close to 30 operators worldwide in all types of operational environments. The versatile Fokker 50 is in use as a 50-seat passenger aircraft and 7-ton freighter, as well as a special mission aircraft with several governments. Various operators have indicated to keep their Fokker 50s in service beyond 2030.