VH-NQE. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11457.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by American Airlines

The registration 'N1448A' was reserved by American Airlines - September 16, 1988

The temporary export registration E-1266 / PH-EZB was applied to the aircraft - April 07, 1993

The temporary export registration E-1266 / PH-EZB was reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - April 08, 1993

First flown as PH-EZB in the American Airlines livery - May 17, 1993

The temporary export registration E-1266 / PH-EZB was removed from the aircraft - May 25, 1993

The aircraft was cleared for export to the United States - May 26, 1993

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1448A - May 26, 1993

Registered to Fokker Aircraft N1448A Trust c/- Wilmington Trust, Wilmington, DE, U. S. A.

Leased to American Airlines as the registered operator

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Woensdrecht - May 26, 1993

Ferried Woensdrecht - Amsterdam (Schiphol) - June 14, 1993

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the ferry flight to United States via Keflavik - June 14, 1993

Operated first revenue service Chicago (O'Hare) - Memphis - June 16, 1993

Aircraft had flown a total of 95 hours with 89 cycles - June 30, 1993

The aircraft was damaged on the ground at Dallas (Fort Worth) - October 03, 2001

It had just landed with an unsafe indication on the nose wheel

It was operating the Tulsa - Dallas (Fort Worth) service as AA535 with 84 passengers and 4 crew on board

The nose wheel collapsed whilst the aircraft was being towed to the gate

Aircraft had flown 20,755 hours at the time of the accident

To view details of the NTSB Report click 'HERE'

Temporary repairs were made on site before the aircraft was ferried to Tulsa for permanent repairs

Withdrawn from use at Dallas (Fort Worth) - November 2003

Ferried Dallas (Fort Worth) - Mojave for storage as AA9640 - November 05, 2003

Ferried Mojave - Tulsa for overhaul pending its lease to Avianca - October 24, 2005

Ferried Tulsa - Bogota in the new Avianca livery - February 11, 2006

This was the first Fokker 100 to be delivered to Avianca Colombia

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 21, 2006

Entered onto the Colombian Aircraft Register as HK-4419-X - February 24, 2006

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

Leased to Avianca Colombia as the registered operator

Sub-leased to SAM (Avianca subsidiary) as the operator

Operated first revenue service - March 16, 2006

Reregistered as HK-4119 - October 30, 2006

Withdrawn from use - February 2012

Departed Colombia on the ferry flight to the Netherlands - March 13, 2012

Arrived Woensdrecht on completion of the ferry flight in basic Avianca livery - March 15, 2012

Ferry route: Cali - Nassau - Halifax - Keflavik - Woensdrecht

Observed at Woensdrecht in the basic Avianca livery being refurbished for Network Aviation - June 01, 2006

Cancelled from the Colombian Aircraft Register - June 2006

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-AQD - July 06, 2012

Registered to Fokker Aircraft Services B.V.

Observed at Woensdrecht in the standard Network Aviation livery - September 01, 2012

Test flown at Woensdrecht as FOP457 - September 05, 2012

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - September 05, 2012

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NQE - September 07, 2012

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

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

Departed Woensdrecht on the ferry flight to Australia as SXI1260 - September 11, 2012

Arrived Perth on completion of the ferry flight - September 14, 2012

Ferry route: Woensdrecht - Trabazon - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Jakarta (Halim) - Perth

The ferry flight was conducted by Southern Cross Aviation

Test flown at Perth - September 25, 2012

Operated first revenue service Perth - Kalgoorlie (charter) - September 26, 2012

Aircraft was damaged in a heavy landing at Nifty - October 19, 2012

The accident was attributed to wind shear on approach to landing

For details on this accident click 'HERE'

Ferried Nifty - Port Headland - Seletar for repairs by Fokker Services as SXI1287 - December 15, 2012

The ferry flight was carried out by Southern Cross Aviation

Ferried Seletar - Port Headland - Perth on completion of the repairs - April 06, 2013

Returned to service Perth - Cloud Break Mine - April 11, 2013

Current with Network Aviation

 

VH-NQE. Network - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, April 12, 2013.

(M. Lynam Copyright Image 1995-571.)

VH-NQE. Network - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, October 24, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-850.)

VH-NQE. Network - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 18, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-815.)

VH-NQE. Network - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 18, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-816.)

VH-NQE. Network - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 18, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-817.)

VH-NQE. Network - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 18, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-818.)

VH-NQE. Network - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 20, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-833.)

VH-NQE. Network - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 16, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-830.)