VH-VKP. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11478.

Was also registered as: N1458H; HB-JVG.


This aircraft was ordered new by American Airlines - ?

It was part of an order for 75 aircraft with an option on another 75 airframes

The registration 'N1458H' was reserved by American Airlines - September 16, 1988

The temporary export registration 'E-1300 / PH-EZA' was applied to the aircraft - August 05, 1993

The temporary export registration 'E-1300 / PH-EZA' was reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - August 05, 1993

First flown as 'PH-EZA' in the 'American Airlines' livery - September 29, 1993

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

It was cleared for export to the United States - October 07, 1993

The temporary export registration 'E-1300 / PH-EZA' was removed from the aircraft - October 08, 1993

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1458H - October 08, 1993

Registered to American Airlines Inc

Accepted by American Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - October 08, 1993

It was configured with 8 Business Class and 79 Economy Class seats

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

Operated its first revenue service Chicago - Cleveland - October 27, 1993

Operated its final American Airlines revenue service Atlanta - Dallas (Fort Worth) - May 05, 2003

It arrived at Dallas (Fort Worth) - Mojave for storage - May 05, 2003

The aircraft had flown 23,635 hours with 16,077 cycles to date

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest - November 03, 2003

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest - November 04, 2003

It arrived at East Midlands on completion of the ferry flight in the 'Americian Airline's livery - April 22, 2004

The flight was carried out by Southern Cross International as SXA422

Sold to Airfleet Credit Corporation - April 2004

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 21, 2004

Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-JVG - September 22, 2004

Registered to Airfleet Credit Corporation

Leased to Helvetic Airways as the registered operator - September 21, 2004

It was configured to seat 100 passengers

It was observed at Fard in an all-pink livery with white titles - July 2005

It was observed at Zurich (Kloten) in the new Helvetic livery - November 18, 2007

It was observed at Zurich (Kloten) in the white fuselage red tail livery - June 26, 2008

Leased to Lufthansa for the summer travel season - 2018

The aircraft was based at Munich and was operated without any Lufthansa decals

Operated its final revenue service Stuttgart - Zurich (Kloten) - June 08, 2019

This aircraft was the last Fokker 100 in service with Helvetic

The aircraft performed a 'Farewell Flight' for Helvetic staff around Zurich as OAW100 - June 14, 2019

Flight crew: Captains Simon Schatzmann, Sandra Dummermuth

Ferried Zurich (Kloten) - Bratislava for storage as OAW9552 - June 14, 2019

Sold to Alliance Airlines - July 2019

Departed Bratislava on the ferry flight to Australia as SXI1946 - August 07, 2019

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight in the Helvetic livery - August 11, 2019

Ferry route: Bratislava - Hurghada - Muscat - Coimbatore - Subang - Surabaya - Darwin - Brisbane

It was observed at Brisbane the the registration 'VH-VKP' in tape - August 17, 2019

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKP - August 26, 2019

Registered to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd, Eagle Farm, Brisbane

Stored at Brisbne in the Helvetic livery



HB-JVG. Helvetic Airways - in the standard livery at Zurich Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1996-110)