Fokker Services reports that it has received EASA approval to extend maintenance intervals for the Fokker 70 and Fokker 100. Line maintenance task intervals below 4,000 Flight Hours (FH) have been increased by 20 percent, and some 4,000 FH tasks have been extended 25 percent. From a Fokker Services release issued via e-mail:
Extension of the intervals was possible due to the excellent cooperation of Fokker 70 and F100 operators who supplied the maintenance data used in the analysis. This analysis was carried out by Fokker Services maintenance experts. The 4,000 FH tasks reviewed covered the operating period from 2004 until 2008.
Fokker Services adds that it is working on the 8,000 FH and 12,000 FH tasks with the aim of extending them to 10,000 FH and 15,000 FH. Fokker Services also plans to follow a similar approach for the Fokker 50 maintenance program.