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

 

This aircraft ordered new by US Air - ?

The temporary export registration 'E-1145 / PH-EZL' was placed on the aircraft - ?

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

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N888AU - October 03, 1991

Registered to Fokker Aircraft USA Inc

The temporary export registration 'E-1145 / PH-EZL' was removed from the aircraft - October 08, 1991

It was cleared for export to the United States - October 08, 1991

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery to the United States via Reykjavik - October 10, 1991

Registered to US Air Inc - October 15, 1991

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

Operated final US Airways revenue service Charlotte - Pittsburgh - December 01, 2001

Ferried Pittsburgh - Mojave for storage - December 04, 2001

Sold to The Employees Retirement System of Alabama - 2004

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

Sold to Alliance Airlines, Australia

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight as 'Southern Cross 241' - August 09, 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 the registered operator

It was 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 at Brisbane Airport, October 30, 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-567.)

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the basic US Airways livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-187.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-188.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-198.)

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-197.)

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-555.)

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-206.)

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 05, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-401.)

VH-FKD. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, date unknown.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-931.)