VH-XFW. Embraer 120RT Brasilia. c/n 120181. Was also registered as: VH-XUB.


 

Built by Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 1990

First flown using the test registration 'PT-SQT' - April 1990

Sold to Flight West Airlines, Brisbane, Australia - May 22, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFW - May 22, 1990

Registered to Flight West Airlines Pty Limited, Brisbane, Australia

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of ferry flight from Brazil - May 1990

Aircraft was named 'John Campbell Miles'

This was done in recognition of his service with The Royal Australian Air Force

and later with the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation and Government Aircraft Factory

Operated first revenue service - May ?, 1990

This was the first Embraer EMB120 Brasilia to enter service in Australia

Converted to EMB120ER configuration - 1993

Flight West Airlines suspended all operations - June 19, 2001

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane Airport - June 19, 2001

Leased to Ansett Australia - June 29, 2001

Returned to Flight West Airlines on collapse of Ansett Australia - September 13, 2001

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane Airport - September 13, 2001

Sold to Skippers Aviation, Perth - January 17, 2002

Reregistered as VH-XUB - March 04, 2002

Registered to Skippers Aviation Pty Limited, Osborne Parke, W. A. as registration holder and operator

Current with Skippers Aviation

 


 

VH-XFW. Flight West Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1993.
VH-XUD. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 2013.
VH-XUD. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 2013.