AEROSPACE group Fokker has confirmed a newspaper report that it is negotiating with Scandinavian Airlines System about orders for five 50-seat Fokker 50 turboprops. Fokker spokesman Bart Van Veen said talks had been going on for some time, and might lead to larger orders for F-70s and F-100s. ''We don't expect any decision until April or May,'' he said. McDonnell Douglas Corp was vying for an SAS order with its MD-95, the Volkskrant newspaper said. Fokker is 51 per cent owned by Daimler-Benz unit Deutsche Aerospace (DASA). Each F-50 carries a price tag of US$15 million with spares. SAS is already the largest F-50 user, with more than 20 aircraft. ''We have been talking with them [SAS] for years and years about a mixed fleet of F-100s and F-70s too,'' he said. F-50 orders are seen as being particularly welcome to the company and its employees. Fokker's F-50 production plan for 1993 was trimmed to 20 from 27 in April, because of a weak order book, and Dutch newspapers have reported fears that DASA would at some stage axe the line if more orders were not forthcoming.