VH-UQG. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11446. It was also registered as VH-FGB.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by American Airlines - ?

The American registration 'N1443A' reserved by American Airlines - September 16, 1988

Temporary export registration E-1249 / PH-EZN applied to the aircraft - January 29, 1993

Temporary export registration E-1249 / PH-EZN reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - February 01, 1993

First flown as 'PH-EZN' in American Airlines livery - February 10, 1993

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Woensdrecht for hydraulic systems modification - March 19, 1993

Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - March 22, 1993

Aircraft cleared for export to the United States - March 22, 1993

Temporary export registration E-1249 / PH-EZN removed from the aircraft - March 23, 1993

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1443A - March 1993

Registered to Fokker Aircraft N1443A Trust c/- Wilmington Trust, Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Leased to American Airlines Inc as the registered operator

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the ferry flight to the United States - April 1993

Operated first revenue service Chicago (O'Hare) - Columbus - April 22, 1993

Aircraft had flown 433 hours with 401 cycles - June 30, 1993

Operated last revenue service - ?

Ferried Chicago (O'Hare) - Mojave for storage - March 18, 2004

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee - March 18, 2004

The aircraft arrived at Woensdrecht in the American Airlines livery for maintenance - April 16, 2004

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 16, 2004

The Dutch registration 'PH-ZFF' was reserved by Fokker Services BV - May 04, 2004

Observed stored at Woensdrecht in the American Airlines livery awaiting overhaul - April 16, 2004

The Dutch registration 'PH-ZFF' was reserved by Fokker Services BV - May 04, 2004

Observed at Woensdrecht in the Austrian Arrows livery as 'OE-LVC' - August 07, 2004

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-ZFF - August 20, 2004

Registered to Fokker Services BV BvL 6619

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - September 02, 2004

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-LVC - September 02, 2004

Registered to Fokker Services BV BvL 6619

Leased to Austrian Arrows as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'Tirana'

Withdrawn from use at Vienna - 2017

Ferried Vienna - Bratislava for storage - January 24, 2017

Sold to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd - ?

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - July 2017

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-UQG - July 24, 2017

Registered to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd, Eagle Farm, Brisbane

Observed at Bratislava undergoing maintenance - July 24, 2017

Ferried Bratislava - Norwich for repainting - October 08, 2017

Observed at Norwich in the basic Austrian Arrows livery - November 17, 2017

Reregistered as VH-FGB - December 15, 2017

Registered to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd, Eagle Farm, Brisbane

Rolled out at Norwich in the special livery to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the crossing of the Pacific Ocean

This feat was successfully completed by Charles Kingsford Smith in the Fokker tri-motor 'Southern Cross'

The 'SmithyFGB' title refers to a commemorative beer that will be offered on Alliance flights

Departed Norwich on the ferry flight to Australia as SXI1801 - January 14, 2018

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - January 18, 2018

Ferry route: Norwich - Trabzon - Al Ain - Hyderbad - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) - Kupang - Townsville - Brisbane

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Alice Springs (The Granites) as UTY371 - January 18, 2018

Operated special re-enactment flight Brisbane - Brisbane as 'Alliance 990' - June 09, 2018

This flight was to mark the completion of the historic trans-Pacific crossing by Charles Kingsford Smith

The aircraft departed from Brisbane to the north-east and returned at 10:50 local

This landing was to the minute to mark the exact touchdown of the 'Southern Cross' on June 09, 1928

Current with Alliance Airlines

 

VH-FGB. Alliance - in the special livery with '90th Anniversary First Ever Trans Pacific Flight' titles at Perth Airport, June 12, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 1995-920.)

VH-FGB. Alliance - in the special livery with '90th Anniversary First Ever Trans Pacific Flight' titles at Perth Airport, June 12, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 1995-921.)