VH-FKE. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11358.


 

Aircraft ordered new by US Air

Temporary export registration E-1146 / PH-EZM applied to aircraft - July 10, 1991

First flown as PH-EZM in US Air livery - September 23, 1991

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA Inc - October 10, 1991

Temporary export registration E-1146 / PH-EZM removed from the aircraft - October 14, 1991

Aircraft cleared for export to the United States - October 14, 1991

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N889US - October 14, 1991

Departed Schiphol on delivery via Keflavik - October 14, 1991

Sold and registered to US Air Inc - October 15, 1991

Registered to US Airways when US Air changed its name - February 27, 1997

Withdrawn from service and stored at Mojave - 2001

Sold to Alliance Airlines - 2004

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of delivery flight - July 13, 2004

Ferry flight carried out by Southern Cross Aviation as SXA125

Ferry route: Mojave - Camarillo - Everett - Anchorage - Adak - Midway - Majuro - Honiara - Brisbane

Was painted in full Alliance livery before delivery

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKE - July 23, 2004

Registered to Alliance Airlines, Brisbane

Configured with 8 business and 92 economy class seats

Operated first revenue service with Alliance on charter flight for Commonwealth Government - July 31, 2004

Leased to Air Niugini for three years

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 23, 2004

Entered onto Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANA - September 23, 2004

Registered to Air Niugini

Ferried Brisbane - Cairns on delivery to Air Niugini as QQ555 - September 26, 2004

Entered Air Niugini service Cairns - Port Moresby as PX091 - September 27, 2004

Ferried Port Moresby - Brisbane and stored on termination of lease - August 12, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKE - October 30, 2006

Registered to Aircraft Leasing No.1 Pty Ltd

Leased to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Whilst on lease to Air Niugini aircraft sustained a mercury spill in the rear baggage hold during a flight to Mt Hagen

Aircraft was deemed to be uneconomical to repair and used as a source of spares

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 3, 2011

Fuselage donated to Air Services Australia at Brisbane for use as a fire trainer

 


 

N889US. US Air - in the full livery at Pittsburg Airport, February 1992.

P2-ANA. Air Niugini - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2004.

P2-ANA. Air Niugini - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2005.

P2-ANA. Air Niugini - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2005.

VH-FKE. Alliance - in the basic Air Niugini livery without titles at Brisbane Airport, February 2007.
VH-FKE. Alliance - in the basic Air Niugini livery without titles at Brisbane Airport, July 2010.