VH-NHC. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11481.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by American Airlines

The registration 'N1461C' was reserved by American Airlines - September 16, 1988

The intended temporary export registration E-1303 / PH-EZD was not applied to the aircraft - August 05, 1993

The intended temporary export registration E-1303 / PH-EZD reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - August 09, 1993

Temporary export registration E-1304 / PH-JCB applied to the aircraft - November 19, 1993

Temporary export registration E-1304 / PH-JCB reserved by Fokker Aircraft Services BvL 4794 - November 19, 1993

First flown as PH-JCB in American Airlines livery - November 23, 1993

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Woensdrecht for the fitment of long-range fuel cells - December 06, 1993

Registered as PH-JCB to Fokker Aircraft E.G. BvL 4794 - December 21, 1993

Ferried Woensdrecht - Amsterdam (Schiphol) - December 22, 1993

Temporary export registration E-1304 / PH-JCB removed from the aircraft - December 27, 1993

Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA, Inc - December 27, 1993

Aircraft cleared for export to the United States - December 27, 1993

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1461C - December 29, 1993

Registered to Fokker Aircraft N1461C K Trust c/- Wilmington Trust, Wilmington, DE, U. S. A.

Leased to American Airlines as the registered operator

Departed Amsterdam on the ferry flight to the United States via Keflavik - Goose Bay - December 31, 1993

Operated first revenue service Chicago - Milwaukee - February 01, 1994

Registered to American Airlines, Inc - ?

Withdrawn from American Airlines service - September 2003

Ferried to Dallas (Fort Worth) - Mojave for storage - September 04, 2003

An intended lease to Avianca Colombia was not taken up - 2006

Ferried Mojave - Tulsa for overhaul in preparation for anticipated sale - June 19, 2006

Returned to storage at Tulsa - 2006

Observed at Tulsa without engines in Ocean Air livery - December 08, 2007

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - January 31, 2008

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PR-OAT - February 2008

Registered to Ocean Air Linhas Aereas S/A, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Observed at Manaus in standard Oceanair livery - March 12, 2008

Arrived Woensdrecht for maintenance as ONE9902 - November 30, 2012

Test flown at Woensdrecht in standard Avianca livery - January 25, 2013

Departed Woensdrecht for Brasil after maintenance as ONE9903 - January 29, 2013

Withdrawn from service - 2015

Sold to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Departed Rio de Janeiro on the ferry flight to Singapore for maintenance - ?

Arrived Singapore (Seletar) at the conclusion of the ferry flight - ?

Ferry route: Rio de Janeiro (Galeao) - Sal Island - Casablanca - Catania - ? - Riyadh - ? - Singapore

Aircraft reconfigured to seat 100 passengers in economy class layout

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NHC - August 18, 2015

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Network Aviation Pty Ltd, Belmont, Western Australia as the registered operator

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Darwin - Alice Springs - Wagga Wagga - October 05, 2015

The delivery flight was conducted by Southern Cross Aviation as SXI-?

Aircraft was repainted into the standard QantasLink livery at Wagga Wagga

QantasLink Fokker 100s will operate under the Network Aviation's Air Operator Certificate (AOC)

This rebranding is intended to provide a consistent brand across all Western Australian operations

Ferried Wagga Wagga (12:04 local) - Adelaide - Perth (14:30 local) - October 27, 2015

Operated first revenue service Perth - Karratha as QF1650 - January 05, 2016

Current with Network Aviation

 

VH-NHC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 27, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-761.)

VH-NHC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 27, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-762.)

VH-NHC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 27, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-763.)

VH-NHC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 27, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-764.)