VH-EWG. Fokker F.27-1073. c/n 10266.

 

First flown as PH-FGH - December 24, 1964

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWG - January 06, 1965

Registered to East-West Airlines Ltd

Accepted by East-West Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - January 07, 1965

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the delivery flight - January 18, 1965

Operated first revenue service - February 07, 1965

Aircraft named 'City of Orange' - November 12, 1965

Operated TAAs Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta - Sydney services - February 1968 to July 1968

Carried 'Sun Fun Holidays' titles for several weeks promoting the Gold Coast - August 12, 1972

Sold to Air Executive, Norway - October 29, 1978

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-NPI - October 29, 1978

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 30, 1978

Aircraft had flown 35,462 hours with 40,462 cycles

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom for overhaul and painting - October 30, 1978

Arrived Norwich on completion of the ferry flight - November 08, 1978

Transferred to Busy Bee when Air Executive was renamed - September 01, 1980

Withdrawn from service and prepared for lease to Air Nordic, Sweden

Cancelled from the Norwegian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KZF - May 18, 1993

Sold to Swetrail Transport AB - July 30, 1993

Lease to Air Nordic continued

Returned to Swetrail, withdrawn from use and stored at Woensdrecht, Netherlands - June 15, 1996

Leased to SAE Swe Aviation Europe AB - April 1998

Departed Woensdrecht on delivery to SAE Swe Aviation Europe AB - September 03, 1998

The intended sub-lease to Eureca SRL was not taken up - 1999

Major overhaul carried out at Woensdrecht - October 04 - 28, 1999

Withdrawn from service at stored at Malmo (Strurup) in the standard SWE livery without engines - 1999 - 2002

Sold to Sobel Air, Ghana - August 30, 2002

Major overhaul carried out at Malmo (Strurup) - October 2002

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - November 04, 2002

Entered onto the Ghana Aircraft Register as 9G-AIR - November 04, 2002

Registered to Sobel Air Ghana Ltd

Test flown at Malmo - November 07, 2002

Departed Malmo (Strurup) on the ferry flight to Ghana - November 08, 2002

Made a precautionary landing at Groningen-Eelde Airport (Netherland) due to engine problems - November 08, 2002

Ferried Groningen Eelde - Jersey - November 11, 2002

Arrived Accra (Kotabu) on completion of the ferry flight - January 30, 2003

Reposessed due to the non payment of accounts - February 01, 2003

Leased to National Airways Gabon - October 2003

Returned to Sobel Air Ghana Ltd - 2004

Leased to Antrak Ghana Ltd - March 2005

Returned to Sobel Air Ghana Ltd on termination of the lease - 2006

Observed withdrawn from use and stored at Accra (Kotabu) - October 09, 2006

Scrapped - ?

 

VH-EWG. East-West Airlines - 'City of Orange' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1966.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-143.)

VH-EWG. East-West Airlines - 'City of Orange' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 16, 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-549.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1993-252.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the revised livery at Albury Airport, January 1968.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-638.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the experimental livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-586.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the experimental livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 18, 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-639.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the final livery with additional 'Sun Fun Holidays' titles and logo at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1972.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-086.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the final livery with additional 'Sun Fun Holidays' titles and logo at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1972.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-642.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the final livery with additional 'Sun Fun Holidays' titles and logo at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1972.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-456.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1975.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-251.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1976.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-085.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the final livery at Grafton Airport, December 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-250.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 12, 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-641.)

VH-EWG. East-West - 'City of Orange' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 14, 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-640.)

LN-NPI. Air Executive - in the basic East-West livery at Darwin Airport, October 1978.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-643.)

LN-NPI. Air Executive - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 1979.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-013.)

LN-NPI. Busy Bee - in the basic livery at Brussels Airport, October 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-815.)

LN-NPI. Busy Bee - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-011.)

LN-NPI. Air Nordic - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-012.)

SE-KZF. Air Nordic Swe Aviation - in the standard livery at Stockholm Airport, July 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-737.)

SE-KZF. Air Nordic Swe Aviation - in the standard livery at Stockholm Airport, July 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-644.)

SE-KZF. Swe Aviation - in the standard livery with additional 'SAE Europe' titles at an unknown airport, October 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-830.)

9G-AIR. La Nationale - 'Amira' in the basic Swe Aviation livery at Libraville Airport, January 27, 2004.

(J. Guillum Copyright Image 1999-428.)

9G-AIR. La Nationale - 'Amira' in the basic Swe Aviation livery at Libraville Airport, January 27, 2004.

(J. Guillum Copyright Image 1999-849.)