The Fokker 70 is a regional aircraft developed from the Fokker 100. Both aircraft have a large systems commonality and pilots share the same type rating. A total of 47 aircraft were built from 1994 until 1997 by the Fokker Aircraft Company. A sophisticated flight deck and avionics, good performance and low noise and engine emissions continue to make the F70 a versatile and cost-effective 80-seater.
Designed with a life of 90,000 landings, most Fokker 70s are currently in service with 10 operators around the world in all types of operational environments. The versatile Fokker 70 is in use as a passenger aircraft seating up to 80 passengers, and as a VIP aircraft serving Heads of State. Various operators have indicated to keep their Fokker 70s in service beyond 2030.