VH-FNJ. Fokker F-28-0100. c/n 11489.


 

Fuselage stored at Schiphol as Export Airframe B6

Temporary export registration E-1329 / PH-EZE applied to the aircraft - December 24, 1993

Temporary export registration E-1329 / PH-EZE reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - December 28, 1993

First flown as PH-EZE in BMA livery - April 14, 1994

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Temporary export registration PH-EZE removed from the aircraft - April 22, 1994

Aircraft cleared for export to the United Kingdom - April 22, 1994

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BVJA - April 22, 1994

Accepted by British Midland Airways at Schiphol - April 22, 1994

Ferried Amsterdam - East Midland Airport as BMA9911 on delivery to BMA - April 25, 1994

Operated first revenue service London - Teeside - May 01, 1994

Sold to Skywest Airlines Ltd - April 27, 2004

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - April 27, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNJ - April 28, 2004

Registered to Skywest Airlines, Perth

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight as SXA421 - April 30, 2004

Ferried to Australia by Southern Cross Aviation

Ferry route: East Midlands - Corfu - Beirut - Al Ain - Colombo - Cocos Islands - Perth

Operated first revenue service Perth - Karratha - Port Headland - Perth as XR25 - May 10, 2004

Operated the inaugural Skywest Port Headland - Denpasar service as XR211 - May 15, 2004

Registered to F100 Pty Ltd - January 12, 2007

Leased to Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd as registered operator

Virgin Australia announces its intention to acquire Skywest Airlines - October 30, 2012

Virgin Australia finalises the acquisition of Skywest Airlines - April 11, 2013

Operated last service in Skywest livery Broome - Perth as VA9812 - September 19, 2013

Ferried Perth - Alice Springs - Townsville as VOZ 9950 for repainting into Virgin Australia livery - September 20, 2013

Ferried Townsville (08:16 local) - Alice Springs - Perth (12:20 local) as VOZ9951 in new livery - October 05, 2013

Aircraft is now named 'Talbot Bay'

Returned to service - ?

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 


 

 

G-BVJA. British Midland - in the full livery at an unknown airport, July 1999.

G-BVJA. British Midland - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, July 2003.
 

VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Perth Airport, August 2004.

VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Perth Airport, August 2004.

VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Perth Airport, August 2004.

VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Perth Airport, August 2004.

VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Perth Airport, June 2005.
VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Darwin Airport, August 2008.
VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, January 2012.
VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, May 2012.
VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Perth Airport, August 2012.
VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, August 2012.
VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, January 2013.
VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, February 2013.
VH-FNJ. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, February 2013.
VH-FNJ. Virgin Ausralia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, October 2013.