VH-XKN. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11420.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by GPA

Registration 'PH-LXG' reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - August 17, 1992

The temporary export registration E-1253 / PH-LXG was applied to the aircraft - October 5, 1992

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-LXG - October 05, 1992

Registered to Fokker Aircraft BV, Amsterdam BvL 4561

First flown as PH-LXG in all-white livery - October 13, 1992

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Woensdrecht in all-white livery - November 3, 1992

Registered to Fokker Aircraft Services B.V., Hoogerheide - December 11, 1992

Leased to Fokker Aircraft BV, Amsterdam BvL 4561 as the registered operator

GPA - Fokker 100 Ltd order cancelled - January 25, 1993

Aircraft prepared for lease / sale to Mexicana

The temporary export registration 'E-1253 / PH-LXG' reserved by Fokker - February 08, 1993

Aircraft cleared for export to Mexico - March 26, 1993

The temporary export registration 'E-1253 / PH-LXG' was removed from the aircraft - March 29, 1993

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - March 29, 1993

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-SHH - March 30, 1993

Registered to Compania Mexicana de Aviacion SA

Delivered to Mexicana in an all-white livery - April 1993

Aircraft was painted in Mexico in the standard Mexicana livery

Aircraft was named 'Axayacati'

Aircraft had flown 471 hours with 461 cycles - June 30, 1993

Cancelled from the Mexican Aircraft Register - June 21, 1995

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-LXG - June 22, 1995

Registered to Aircraft Finance and Trading, Amsterdam

Leased to Mexican Aircraft Finance IV B.V. and operated by Mexicana as the registered operator

Aircraft renamed 'Cancun'

Repossessed by AF & T for the non-payment of leasing fees - June 2003

Aircraft had flown 23,744 hours with 22,243 cycles at the time of repossession

Arrived Amsterdam (Schiphol) on return to Aircraft Finance & Trading - June 13, 2003

Test flown in all-white livery in preparation for next lease - July 22, 2003

An intended lease to Myanma Airways Corporation did not eventuate - 2003

An intended lease to Manderin Airlines did not eventuate - 2004

Prepared for lease to Inter Airlines

Observed in the QAPS Schiphol hangar in all-white livery after cleaning - June 15, 2004

Customer acceptance flight flown at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - July 06, 2004

Handed over to Inter Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - July 08, 2004

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 2004

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-IED - July 08, 2004

Registered to Aircraft Finance and Trading, Holland

Leased to Inter Airlines as the registered operator

Wet-leased to Air Bagan (Myanma)

Observed in Air Bagan livery at Stuttgart Airport - October 30, 2004

Returned to Inter Airlines on termination of the lease - July 24, 2004

Observed at Stuttgart operated by Inter Airlines - April 03, 2005

Aircraft was in basic Bagan livery with Inter titles on left side and Air Bagan titles on the right side

Observed at Stuttgart in the standard Inter Airlines livery - April 09, 2005

Sub-leased to Sky Europe - May 2005

Returned to AF & T at Norwich on termination of the lease - March 29, 2006

Cancelled from the Turkish Aircraft Register - March 29, 2006

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-LXG - March 30, 2006

Registered to Aircraft Finance and Trading BvL 6864

Stored at Norwich in the Inter Airlines livery

Observed repainted at Norwich in Air Niugini livery - June 06, 2006

The intended lease to Air Niugini did not eventuate and aircraft remained stored at Norwich

Ferried Norwich - Kevlavil - Goose Bay on ferry flight to Click Mexicana - October 05, 2006

Arrived Mexico City on completion of the ferry flight - October 09, 2006

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - October 10, 2006

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-LXG - October 14, 2006

Registered to Aircraft Finance and Trading, Amsterdam

Leased to Aerocaribe SA as the registered operator as Click Mexicana

Arrived Woensdrecht in all-white livery on return to lessor on termination of lease - October 20, 2009

Cancelled from the Mexican Aircraft Register - December 2009

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-LXG - December 08, 2009

Registered to Aircraft Finance and Trading BvL 7525

Stored in all-white livery with Mexican flag at Woensdrecht

Test flown at Woensdrecht in all-white livery with Mexican flag - September 21, 2011

Ferried Woensdrecht - Maastricht in all-white livery as SXI-1275 - November 02, 2012

Registered to Insight Aviation BV - January 14, 2013

Ferried Maastricht - Bratislava as SXI-1304 for repainting - January 15, 2013

Repainted at Bratislava into Skippers Aviation livery

Observed at Bratislava in the Skippers livery as 'VH-XKN' - April 02, 2013

For lease / sale to Skippers Aviation Pty Ltd

Departed Bratislava on the ferry flight to Australia as SXI1328 - June 16, 2013

Arrived Perth (07:12 local) on completion of the ferry flight - June 19, 2013

Ferry flight carried out by Southern Cross International

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XKN - June 28, 2013

Registered to Skippers Aviation Pty Ltd, Subiaco, W. A.

Placed in open storage at Perth awaiting entry into service

Test flown Perth - Kalgoorlie - Perth - October 17, 2014

 

TC-IED. Inter Airlines - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, April 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-690.)

TC-IED. Inter Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-867.)

PH-LXG. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 2013.

(W. Mallinson Copyright Image 1995-685.)

VH-XKN. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, August 2013.

(W. Mallinson Copyright Image 1995-686.)