VH-FKF. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11365.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by US Air Inc and registration N890US reserved - January 13, 1988

Temporary export registration E-1178 / PH-EZC applied to the aircraft - October 09, 1991

Temporary export registration E-1178 / PH-EZC reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - October 09, 1991

First flown as PH-EZC in US Air livery - November 05, 1991

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N890US - November 19, 1991

Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA - November 19, 1991

Temporary export registration E-1178 / PH-EZC removed from the aircraft - November 29, 1991

Aircraft cleared for export to the United States - November 29, 1991

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the ferry flight to the United States via Keflavik - November 29, 1991

Registered to US Air Inc - December 01, 1991

Sold to US Air Inc - December 02, 1991

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

Withdrawn from use and stored at Mojave - January 22, 2002

Sold to Employees Retirement System, Montgomery, Alabama - 2004

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest / ERSA - May 23, 2005

Sold to Alliance Airlines - June 2005

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight to Australia as 'Southern Cross 232' - June 29, 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-FKF - July 21, 2005

Registered to Aircraft Leasing No 2 Pty Ltd, Brisbane

Leased to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Configured with 100 economy class seats

Test flown at Brisbane after overhaul - March 08, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into Alliance livery by Tasman Aviation - March 09, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Townsville as QQ999 - March 28, 2006

Operated first revenue service Townsville - The Monument - Townsville as QQ831/832 - March 29, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Alice Springs - Perth as 'Unity 970' - August 30, 2006

Operated proving flight Perth - Leinster - Mount Keith - Perth as QQ971/972/973 - August 30, 2006

Utilised on BHP Billiton fly-in / fly-out contract

Current with Alliance Airlines

 

N890US. US Air - in the standard livery at Pittsburg Airport, October 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-195.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-146.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-351.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 28, 2009.

(G. Canciani Copyright Image 1995-522.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 1995-344.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 23, 2011.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-378.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, February 06, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-782.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 13, 2013.

(M. Lynam Copyright Image 1995-464.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 18, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-783.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 20, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-784.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 20, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-785.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 04, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-787.)

VH-FKF. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 04, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-786.)