Fokker F27 Friendship wins 2006 Best Dutch Design Election

The Fokker F27 Friendship won the Best Dutch Design Election on May 5 2006, organized by the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad together with the Premsela Stichting. At the time, the Mathematisch Centrum - now CWI - made so-called flutter computations for the wings on one of the first computers in the Netherlands. Flutter is a vibration which can vary from a light 'buzz' to serious damage or destruction of the aircraft. With the computations the form of the wing could be adapted to minimize flutter. Over five thousand people chose the F27 design from 25 nominees.

Date: May 12, 2006

The Fokker F27 Friendship won the Best Dutch Design Election on May 5 2006, organized by the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad together with the Premsela Stichting. At the time, the Mathematisch Centrum - now CWI - made so-called flutter computations for the wings on one of the first computers in the Netherlands. Flutter is a vibration which can vary from a light 'buzz' to serious damage or destruction of the aircraft. With the computations the form of the wing could be adapted to minimize flutter. Over five thousand people chose the F27 design from 25 nominees. They praised its simple construction, the robustness and efficiency. The Fokker F27 Friendship was in production from 1955 till 1988, NRC Handelsblad wrote.