VH-XWM. Fokker F-28-0100. c/n 11276.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by US Air Inc

The temporary export registration 'E-963 / PH-EZF' was applied to the aircraft - December 05, 1988

The temporary export registration 'E-963 / PH-EZF' was reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - December 06, 1988

The temporary export registration 'PH-EZF' was removed from the aircraft - March 09, 1989

The Dutch registration 'PH-ZCI' was reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - March 17, 1989

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-ZCI - June 02, 1989

Registered to Fokker Aircraft B.V. BvL 3940

First flown as 'PH-ZCI' in the US Air livery - June 02, 1989

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Paris (Le Bourget) for display at the Paris Air Show as Number '267' - June 07, 1989

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - June 30, 1989

The temporary export registration 'E-963 / PH-EZF' was applied to the aircraft - June 30, 1989

Rolled out at Amsterdam (Schiphol) in the new US Air livery - June 30, 1989

Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA, Inc - June 30, 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N850US - June 30, 1989

Registered to Fokker Aircraft USA Inc

Leased to US Airways as the registered operator

The temporary export registration 'PH-EZF' was removed from the aircraft - June 30, 1989

Aircraft cleared for export to the United States - June 30, 1989

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to the United States via Keflavik - July 01, 1989

Sold to US Air Inc - July 03, 1989

Officially handed over to US Air at Washington National Airport - July 11, 1989

Aircraft had flown 8,841 hours with 8,186 cycles - June 30, 1993

Arrived Woensdrecht for its 12,000 hour overhaul - October 12, 1994

Ferried Woensdrecht - Amsterdam (Schiphol) as FOP276 - October 28, 1994

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the return ferry flight to the United States via Keflavik - October 29, 1994

Registered to US Airways when US Air changed its name - February 27, 1997

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company - April 14, 2003

Returned to Fokker Aircraft Services B.V. at Woensdrecht - April 28, 2003

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-CXA - June 10, 2003

Registered to Aircraft Finance and Trading BvL 6389

Test flown at Woensdrecht - July 2 / 9 / 10, 2003

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 24, 2003

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-AGPA - July 24, 2003

Registered to Pembroke Capital Aircraft (Shannon) Ltd

Leased to Germania Fluggesellschaft GmbH as the registered operator

Arrived Woensdrecht for overhaul - April 28, 2005

Sub-leased to DBA - January 23, 2006

Ferried Munich - Ingolstadt for application of 'www.flydda.com' titles - January 23, 2006

Observed with 'Willkommen zum Fussball' titles - May 2006

Ferried Woensdrecht - Eindhoven for repainting into the Air Berlin livery - December 01, 2006

Departed Eindhoven in the standard Air Berlin livery - December 07, 2006

Sub-leased to Air Berlin and entered service - December 18, 2006

Returned to Germania on the termination of the sub-lease - August 20, 2008

Ferried Berlin (Tegel) - Woensdrecht for overhaul - August 20, 2008

Departed Woensdrecht on completion of overhaul - September 05, 2008

Arrived Woensdrecht in Air Berlin livery - January 24, 2009

Ferried Eindhoven - Humberside for storage in all-white livery - January 30, 2009

Arrived Woensdrecht in all-white livery for storage - April 28, 2009

Observed stored at Woensdrecht - Februay 25, 2010

Sold to Alliance Airlines - 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XWM - September 14, 2010

Registered to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane

Departed Woensdrect in an all-white livery on the ferry flight to Australia - September 23, 2010

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - September 28, 2010

Ferry route: Woensdrecht - Trabazon - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Kupang - Brisbane

Ferry flight carried out to Southern Cross International as SXI-1028

Observed at Coolangatta in an all-white livery with Alliance titles - January 10, 2011

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Mackay as QQ2514 - January 11, 2011

Wet-leased to Virgin Australia - February 12, 2012

Returned to Alliance Airlines on ternination of lease - February 10, 2013

Current with Alliance Airlines

 

PH-ZCI. US Air - in the original livery at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget Airport, June 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-680.)

N850US. US Air - in the revised livery at Pittsburg Airport, April 07, 1990.

(E. Greenman Copyright Image 1995-757.)

VH-XWM. Alliance - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 08, 2011.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-439.)

VH-XWM. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 04, 2011.

(G. Wood Copyright Image 1995-368.)

VH-XWM. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 27, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-599.)

VH-XWM. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 13, 2015.

(S.Morgan Copyright Image 1995-795.)