Northeast Airlines Fairchild-Hiller FH-227  N377NE            (c/n    510)


                                           In 1965 the Storer Broadcasting Company (a Florida corporation) purchased 55% of NEA
                                           stock and set about to revamp the airline and its image.  As part of a badly needed equipment
                                           upgrade, seven FH-227s were ordered for the local service routes.  When Fokker, in the Neth-
                                           erlands decided to develop a stretched F.27 Friendship (the Mk 500) Fairchild, which by this
                                           time had merged with Hiller, elected to design their own version.  The result was the FH-227.
                                           Producted ceased in 1971 after some 79 had been built.