Skippers Aviation to acquire three Fokker 100 jet aircraft

ABOVE: A Fokker 100 (for Skywest) landing at Perth in February 2012. Skippers Aviation has reportedly acquired three of these aircraft.
Photo © Les Bushell

20 September 2012 © David Eyre

Skippers Aviation has reportedly acquired  Fokker 100 aircraft, and is waiting to take delivery of an initial two aircraft, with a third one to be delivered later.

The aircraft have been purchased for the lucrative FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) business, flying  workers to and from the many mining and petroleum operations  in Western Australia.

Fokker 100s are considered to be ideal for FIFO work, as they can be acquired relatively cheaply, can operate in  harsh climate conditions and have a lower tarmac pressure than similar-sized jet aircraft.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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