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Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane Airport - June 19, 2001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Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane Airport - September 13, 2001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.