Market Presence. The total of 278 deliveries for the Fokker 100 represented something of a success for a European manufacturer though the number pales against the deliveries made by U.S. manufacturers and more recently Embraer and Bombardier. The orders secured from American, and the then USAirways, were considered important successes in the key U.S. market but also increased the likelihood of value deterioration associated with regional and operator concentration. While at one time contemplating adding a U.S. based production line, further substantial orders from other carriers failed to materialize and Fokker was left with a high cost structure and waning order backlog.
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