VH-FKD. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11357.


 

Aircraft ordered new by US Air

Temporary export registration E-1145 / PH-EZL placed on the aircraft - ?

First flown as PH-EZL in US Air livery - September 20, 1991

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N888AU - October 3, 1991

Registered to Fokker Aircraft USA Inc

Temporary export registration E-1145 / PH-EZL removed from aircraft - October 8, 1991

Aircraft cleared for export to the United States - October 8, 1991

Departed Amsterdam on delivery to US Air via Reykjavik - October 10, 1991

Registered to US Air Inc - October 15, 1991

Registered to US Airways when US Air renamed - February 27, 1997

Operated final US Airways revenue service Charlotte - Pittsburgh - December 1, 2001

Ferried Pittsburgh - Mojave for storage - December 4, 2001

Sold to The Employees Retirement System of Alabama - 2004

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest / ERSA - May 23, 2004

Sold to Alliance Airlines

Arrived Brisbane as 'Southern Cross 241' at conclusion of delivery flight - August 9, 2005

Ferry route: Camarillo - Payne Field (Washington) - Anchorage - Nome - Magadan (Russia) -

Yuzhno Sakhalinsk (Russia) - Cheju (South Korea) - Manila - Biak - Cairns - Brisbane

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKD - August 25, 2005

Registered to Aircraft Leasing No 2 Pty Ltd

Leased to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Configured with 8 business class and 92 economy class seats

Operated first Alliance revenue service Townsville - Phosphate Hill as QQ835 - December 13, 2006

Current Alliance Airlines

 


 

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the basic US Airways livery without titles at Brisbane Airport, October 2005.

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the basic US Airways livery without titles at Brisbane Airport, January 2006.

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2007.

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2007.

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2007.
VH-FKD. Alliance - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, August 2008.
VH-FKD. Alliance - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2009.
VH-FKD. Alliance - in the full livery at Perth Airport, July 2012.