Experience the history of aviation at Schiphol
Fokker 100 at Schiphol open to visitors
A KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100 was officially opened to the public on the Panorama Terrace at Schiphol today by Pieter Elbers, Chief Operating Officer of KLM and Jos Nijhuis, President and CEO of Schiphol Group.
A warm welcome and an informative visit
In cooperation with partners a KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100 has been converted into an authentic aviation experience for visitors to the Panorama Terrace. Schiphol’s aim is to give its visitors a unique glimpse behind the scenes of aviation history. In the aircraft visitors will be able to view the cockpit, listen to announcements from the air traffic control tower, sit in the original passenger seats, look in the baggage hold and learn more about the history of Fokker. For children, there are aviation riddles to solve and aircraft facts and figures. Admission to the aircraft is free.
The Fokker 100 is a gift from KLM to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The aircraft made its maiden flight on 2 March 1989 and flew for the last time on 19 February 2010. In its last five years of service, the aircraft carried over 550,000 passengers on 7,403 flights to destinations like Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Nice and Bologna. The Fokker 100 is the largest passenger aircraft built by Fokker. It is intended for short-haul destinations and seats about one hundred passengers.
The Panorama Terrace
The Panorama Terrace is located on the second floor between Departure Halls 1 and 2. It offers views of the platform and Schiphol’s runways. Every year nearly 1.5 million day-trippers, aviation enthusiasts and people picking up and dropping off passengers visit the Panorama Terrace.
Schiphol Europe’s Preferred Airport
Schiphol aims to be Europe’s Preferred Airport and to maintain that status in the long term. This means ensuring that Schiphol is the airport of choice for passengers in Europe because it is more than just an airport. It is a dynamic hub where passengers and visitors feel welcome and where worlds meet, just like a modern city. The Fokker 100 exhibition is a way for Schiphol to demonstrate its hospitality and offer its visitors an inspirational experience and thus achieve its ambition to be Europe’s Preferred Airport.
The Fokker 100 exhibition was made possible in part by KLM/KLM Cityhopper, Aviodrome, Martinair, Fokker, Royal Haskoning, Valk, Aglaze, Cofely, Deerns, Saan, Benthem Crouwel Naco, VolkerWessels and Siemens.