VH-FNU. Fokker F-28-0100. c/n 11373.


 

Ordered new by US Airways

Registration N893US reserved for US Air Inc - January 13, 1988

Temporary export registration E-1154 / PH-EZL applied to the aircraft - December 17, 1991

Temporary export registration E-1154 / PH-EZL reserved by Fokker Aircraft BV - December 17, 1991

First flown as PH-EZL in US Air livery - December 23, 1991

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA, Inc - January 17, 1992

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N893US - January 17, 1992

Registered to Fokker Aircraft USA Inc

Leased to US Air as registered operator

Aircraft cleared for export to the United States - January 21, 1992

Accepted by US Air at Schiphol - January 21, 1992

Departed Amstedam on delivery flight via Keflavik - January 22, 1992

Arrived Pittsburg at conclusion of delivery flight - February 3, 1992

Sold to Wilmington Trust Co, Wilmington - August 1992

Leased to US Air as registered operator

Aircraft had flown 3,394 hours with 3,129 cycles - June 30, 1993

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

Operated last US Airways revenue service Atlanta - Pittsburg - December 1, 2001

Ferried Pittsburgh - Mojave for storage - December 5, 2001

Ferried Mojave - Las Vegas for lease to Bristol Associates - December 14, 2002

Arrived Dinard, France in US Airways livery for overhaul - July 5, 2004

Observed in hangar in full US Airways livery - August 28, 2004

Observed at Dinard in Slovak Airlines livery - October 24, 2004

Lease to Slovak Airlines not taken up - November 1, 2004

Obseved at Dinard in Jetair livery for operations for TUI Airlines Belgium - February 2005

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - March 23, 2005

Test flown at Dinard in TUI Airlines / Jetair livery - March 25, 2005

Observed at Brussels in TUI Airlines livery - March 28, 2005

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-TUF - April 1, 2005

Leased to TUI Airlines, Belgium as registered operator

Withdrawn from use and returned to lessor - March 2008

Arrived Woensdrecht for overhaul - March 10, 2008

Prepared for lease to Skywest Airlines, Australia

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNU - August 8, 2008

Registered to Capital Lease Australia Portfolio One Pty Ltd

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

Ferried Woensdrecht - East Midlands for repainting into Skywest livery - August 11, 2008

Registered to F100 Pty Ltd - August 14, 2008

Leased to Skywest Airlines as registered operator

Accepted by Skywest at East Midlands - August 19, 2008

Departed East Midlands on delivery flight to Australia - August 20, 2008

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - August 22, 2008

Delivery flight was conducted by Southern Cross Aviation as SXI-817

Operated first revenue service Perth - Telfer as XR265 - September 23, 2008

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

Skywest Airlines is renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - May 7, 2013

Operated final service in Skywest livery Perth - West Angelas - Perth as SX217/218 - June 13, 2013

Ferried Perth - Port Headland - Singapore (Seletar) for maintenance - June 15, 2013

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Port Headland - Townsville for repainting in Virgin Australia livery - August 3, 2013

Current with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

 


 

VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Perth Airport, August 2011.

VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Perth Airport, January 2012.

VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, February 2012.
VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, October 2012.
VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, February 2013.
VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, February 2013.
VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNU. Skywest - in the full livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.