VH-XFQ. Embraer 120RT Brasilia. c/n 120115. Was also registered as: VH-XUE.
Built by Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 1988
First flown using the test registration 'PT-SNH' - December 1988
Sold to Bop Air (Pty) Limited, Mafeking, South Africa - May 30, 1989
Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-MIR - May 1989
Bop Air changed name to Sun-Air - January 1994
Sold to Flight West Airlines Pty Limited, Brisbane, Australia - December 25, 1994
Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of ferry flight from South Africa - December 27, 1994
Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFQ - February 06, 1995
Registered to Flight West Airlines Pty Limited, Brisbane, Australia
Was the first Embraer Brasilia to carry the new livery which was being carried by the airline’s Fokker F28s
Operated first revenue service - January 12, 1998
Flight West Airlines suspended all operations - June 19, 2001
Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane Airport - June 19, 2001
Leased to Ansett Airlines - June 27, 2001
Returned to Flight West Airlines on collapse of Ansett Airlines - September 13, 2002
Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane Airport - September 13, 2001
Offered for sale by the Buchanan Family Trust, owners of Flight West Airlines - November 2002
Aircraft remained un-sold and storage at Brisbane Airport continued
Sold to Skippers Aviation Pty Limited, Osborne Park, W. A. - July 2004
Ferried Brisbane - Alice Springs - Perth - July 03, 2004
Reregistered as VH-XUE - August 02, 2004
Registered to Skippers Aviation Pty Limited, Osborne Park, W. A.
Current with Skippers Aviation
VH-XUE. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 2010.