Yesterday marked exactly 90 years since aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker started the Nederlandsche Vliegtuigenfabriek (Dutch aircraft factory) in
Fokker was one of the first to see the opportunities of commercial aviation and the revolution that this new form of transport would bring about.
Many of the legendary flights in aviation history were made with Fokker aircraft, including the 55-day flight in 1924 to the
Today the Dutch aviation industry employs 15 000 people. Now within the Stork group, Fokker still holds a prominent position in the aviation and aerospace industry, not as a builder of complete aircraft but as a leading player in the market for electrical systems, aerostructures, aircraft maintenance and services.
The legacy Fokker fleet consists of 800 aircraft worldwide, most of them Fokker 50, 70 and 100 types.