VH-EWH. Fokker F.27-5274. c/n 10596.
This aircraft was ordered new by Aero Club Libya but was not taken up
This was the 495th Friendship built by Fokker Aircraft
First flown as PH-EXM - February 01, 1980
The intended sale to Mountain West Airlines did not eventuate - February 1980
Sale / lease to Mississippi Valley Airlines Inc was secured - February 1980
A temporary Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued for test flights - October 20, 1980
This Certificate of Airworthiness was valid for two months
Temporary registration 'PH-EXM' cancelled - November 05, 1980
Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FTX - November 05, 1980
Registered to Fokker BV, Schiphol Oost Bvl 3087
Accepted by Mississippi Valley Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - November 06, 1980
Export Certificate (E-671) issued - November 11, 1980
The lease agreement between General Electric Credit Corporation (GECC) and FAUSA signed - December 15, 1980
Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - December 22, 1980
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N334MV - December 22, 1980
Sold to General Electric Credit Corporation (GECC) - December 23, 1980
Leased to Mississippi Valley Airlines as the registered operator
Leased to Fokker BV for demonstation flights in Arizona - October 1982
Mississippi Valley Airline merges with Air Wisconsin Inc - May 18, 1985
Withdrawn from service - June 20, 1985
Returned to General Electric Credit Corporation (GECC) on the termination of the lease - November 06, 1985
The aircraft had flown 10,572 hours with 15,427 cycles - November 29, 1985
Registered to General Electric Credit Corporation - November 30, 1985
Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA (FAUSA), Inc - August 04, 1986
Sold to Aircraft Financing & Trading USA Inc - August 04, 1986
Leased to Surburban Airlines t/a Allegheny Communter Airlines - August 06, 1986
Rgistered to Surburban Airlines Inc as the registered operator - August 28, 1986
Reregistered as N272SA - September 02, 1986
Leased to Surburban Airlines t/a Allegheny Communter Airline as the registered operator
Returned to Aircraft Financing & Trading USA Inc - February 1987
Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA (FAUSA), Inc - March 14, 1987
The aircraft was delivered to Fokker Aircraft BV, Amsterdam (Schiphol) - March 15, 1987
It was then used as a shuttle aircraft between Amsterdam (Schiphol) and Granada, Spain - March 16, 1987
This schuttle service was terminated - May 30, 1987
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 01, 1987
Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FTX - June 04, 1987
Registered to Fokker Aircraft BV / AFT USA Inc, Schiphol East Bvl 3675
Leased to Sudan Airways as the registered operator - June 06, 1987
Returned to Aircraft Financing & Trading on the termination of the lease - Jnuary 07, 1988
The aircraft was then prepared for lease to Royal Air Maroc
Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - March 29, 1988
Entered onto the Moroccon Aircraft Register as CN-CDC - March 29, 1988
Leased to Royal Air Maroc as the registered operator
Returned to Aircraft Financing & Trading on the termination of the lease - June 23, 1988
Leased to Schreiner Airways BV - June 24, 1988
Sub-leased to Air Inter Gabon as the registered operator - June 24, 1988
Cancelled from the Moroccan Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FTX - July 07, 1988
Registered to Aircraft Financing & Trading, Amsterdam Bvl 3816
Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 14, 1988
Entered onto the Gabon Aircraft Register as TR-LCQ - July 14, 1988
Leased to Air Inter Gabon as the registered operator
Returned to Aircraft Financing & Trading at Maastricht on termination of the lease - August 14, 1990
The aircraft had flown 1,774 hours with 2,627 cycles with Air Inter Gabon
Cancelled from the Gabonese Aircraft Register - ?
Sold to Center National des Etudes des Telecommunication (CNET) - September 12, 1990
Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-SEBJ - September 12, 1990
Withdrawn from service - February 29, 1996
The aircraft had flown 3,466 hours with 2,915 cycles with CNET
Sold to Farner Air Transport AG - March 01, 1996
Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-ILJ - March 10, 1996
Registered to Farner Air Transport AG - OCSE
The aircraft was delivered to Farner Air Transport - March 12, 1996
Observed at Amsterdam with 'Organization pour la Securite et la Cooperation en Europe' titles - May 20, 1996
Farner Air Transport AG was renamed Farnair Switzerland AG - June 06, 1997
Observed at Basel (Mulhouse) in an all-white livery - April 23, 2003
Withdrawn from service and prepared for sale - ?
The aircraft had flown 6,031 hours with 3,059 cycles with Farner / Farnair
Sold to Airwork Holding Ltd, New Zealand - July 29, 2003
Cancelled from the Swiss Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PAX - August 05, 2003
Registered to Airwork Holdings Ltd, Manukau, New Zealand
Accepted by Airwork Holdings - August 08, 2003
This aircraft was used on the New Zealand Post contract replacing the Friendship 'ZK-NAN'
Registered to Airwork Flight Operations Ltd, Manukau, New Zealand - January 09, 2009
This aircraft had flown a total of 26,608 hours with 29,173 cycles - December 31, 2009
The contract with New Zealand Post was terminated - March 2016
The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored in an all-white livery at Auckland
Operated last Airwork service Auckland - Christchurch - Auckland as PST675/674 - September 01, 2016
This flight was under the command of Capt A. Clarke
It was the last New Zealand registered Fokker Friendship service ending 56 years of operations by this type
Withdrawn from use and stored at Auckland
Offered for immediate sale
Sold to ?
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 16, 2018
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWH - January 18, 2018
Registered to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc, Albion Park Regional Airport, N.S.W.
Current status - ?
N334MV. MVA - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1982.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-596.)
HB-ILJ. Farnair Europe - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 18, 1998.
(C. Bargibant Copyright Image 1993-602.)
ZK-PAX. Airwork - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-603.)
ZK-PAX. Airwork - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, December 14, 2014.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 1993-597.)
VH-EWH. Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - in the all-white livery at Auckland Airport, February 05, 2018.
(M. Condon Copyright Image 1993-598.)