VH-NUZ. Fokker F28-070. c/n 11568.

Was also registered as: OE-LFQ.


This aircraft was ordered new by Austrian Airlines - ?

The temporary export registration 'E-1457 / PH-EZC' was applied to the aircraft - January 24, 1996

The temporary export registration 'E-1457 / PH-EZC' was reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - March 25, 1996

First flown as 'PH-EZC' in the Austrian Airlines livery - March 28, 1996

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 620-15 engines

It was cleared for export to the Austria - April 03, 1996

The temporary export registration 'E-1457 / PH-EZC' was removed from the aircraft - April 03, 1996

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-LFQ - April 04, 1996

Registered to Austrian Airlines

Accepted by Austrian Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - April 04, 1996

The aircraft was named 'Dornbim'

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the ferry flight to Vienna as OS7778 - April 04, 1996

Operated its first revenue service - April 1996

Tyrolean Airways was acquired by Austrian Airlines - March 1998

In an attempt to consolidate its brand 'Tyrolean Airways' was renamed 'Austrian Arrows' - 2003

Management of 'Austrian Arrows' was carried out independently from the Tyrolean base at Innsbruck

The 'Austrian Arrows' livery was chosen to closely match that of the Austrian Airlines Group

Registered to Austrian Arrows - March 13, 2007

Flights by the Austrian Airlines Group were carried out by Tyrolean Airways - July 01, 2012

This consolidation was a major effort to save Austrian Airlines from bankruptcy

Tyrolean Airways flight operations were reintegrated into Austrian Airlines - October 2014

All aircraft, flight operations and crew members were transferred back to Austrian Airlines - March 31, 2015

Tyrolean Airways was then dissolved having saved Austrian Airlines from bankruptcy

Operated its final Austrian Airlines revenue service Bologna - Vienna as OS536 - July 30, 2017

The aircraft was sold to Alliance Airlines Slovakia - August 17, 2017

It departed Bratislava on the ferry flight to Australia as SXI1818 - March 27, 2018

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - March 31, 2018

Ferry route: Belgrade - Muscat - Nagpur - Yangon - Kuala Lumpur - Surabaya - Darwin - Townsville - Brisbane

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - April 2018

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NUZ - April 20, 2018

Registered to Alliance Airlines Pty Limited, Brisbane

It was observed at Brisbane in the basic Austrian Airlines livery without engines - May 30, 2018

It was originally intened that this aircraft would be used as a source for spare parts

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Maroochydore as QQ4078 - February 17, 2020

Current with Alliance Airlines



OE-LFQ. Austrian - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1996-273.)

VH-NUZ. Alliance - in the basic Austrian livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2018.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 1995-936.)