VH-EWJ. Fokker F.27-1085. c/n 10287.

 

First flown as PH-FIE - November 06, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWJ - November 11, 1965

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - November 13, 1965

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

Flight crew: Captains V. H. Schuback, K. M. Crowe, L. R. Jackson

Operated first revenue service - November 26, 1965

Aircraft was named 'City of Parkes' - December 01, 1965

Registerd to East-West Airlines (Operations) Ltd - March 09, 1977

Withdrawn from service - 1981

Cancelled from the Australian Register - June 26, 1981

Aircraft had flown 38,717 hours with 45,164 cycles

Sold to Air Executive A/S - July 09, 1981

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to Norway - July 09, 1981

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-NPM - August 20, 1981

Transferred to Busy Bee when Air Executive was renamed

Leased to Air Nordic - October 1992 to December 1992

Cancelled from the Norwegian Aircraft Register - June 11, 1993

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KZG - June 11, 1993

Leased to Air Nordic / Swe Aviation - June 11, 1993 to June 15, 1996

Sold to Swetrail Transport A/B - July 30, 1993

Placed in storage at Woensdrecht, Netherlands

Leased to Newair Air Services - January - August 1997

Returned to storage at Woensdrecht after Newair declared bankruptcy

Leased to SWE Aviation Europe - January 1998

Sub-leased to EuReCa Sri Aviation, Bergamo, Italy - January 1998 to January 1999

Returned to SWE Aviation Europe on termination of the lease and stored at Woensdrecht

Leased to EuReCa Sri Aviation - December 01 - 07, 1999 and September 2000

Reportedly leased to Transjet Airways AB - 2000 to June 2001

Sold to Sobel Air, Gabon - June 2001

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - June 13, 2001

Entered onto the Ghana Aircraft Register as 9G-SOB - June 13, 2001

Observed at Jersey in Swe Aviation livery and departed on the ferry flight to Ghana - June 14, 2001

Leased to Air-Max Gabon - November 2002

Repossessed by Sobel Air - January 2003

Leased to La Nationale - January 2003

Observed at Libreville with La Nationale titles - October 18, 2003

Returned to Sobel Air, Accra on termination of the lease - 2004

Leased to Nagesa Compania Aereas (NGS), Equatorial Guinea and observed at Accra - November 26, 2004

Returned to Sobel Air in an all-white livery at Accra - February 22, 2005

Leased to Antak Air, Ghana - March 07 - October 2005

Returned to Sobel Air on termination of lease - October 2005

Intended for lease / sale to Air Oubangui, Central African Republic as 'TL-ADS' - March 2007

Observed at Bangui as 'TL-ADS' with Air Oubangui titles - March 12, 2007

The lease / sale did not eventuate and the aircraft was impounded at Brazzaville

Sold to Clesh Aviation - June 2007

Observed stored at Brazzaville - December 13, 2007

Observed at Brazzaville in basic SWE Aviation livery operating for Clesh Aviation

Clesh Aviation did not have a valid 'AOC'

Reported that Clesh Aviation was not granted a full AOC for regular domestic operations - July 2009

Observed stored at Brazzavile as 'TL-ADS' - July 2009

Current status - ?

 

VH-EWJ. East-West Airlines - 'City of Parkes' in the original livery at Albury Airport, June 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-295.)

VH-EWJ. East-West Airlines - 'City of Parkes' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-548.)

VH-EWJ. East-West Airlines - 'City of Parkes' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-585.)

VH-EWJ. East-West Airlines - 'City of Parkes' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-388.)

VH-EWJ. East-West Airlines - 'City of Parkes' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-386.)

VH-EWJ. East-West Airlines - 'City of Parkes' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-389.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the modified original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1968.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-713.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the modified original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-165.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the modified original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 13, 1969.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1993-249.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the experimental livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-043.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the experimental livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-770.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the experimental livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-908.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the experimental livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-910.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the experimental livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-909.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the experimental livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1972.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-164.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1974.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-646.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-199.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-197.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-198.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-652.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the standard livery with additional '10th Year Flying To The Sunshine Coast' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-248.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the standard livery with additional '10th Year Flying To The Sunshine Coast' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-645.)

VH-EWJ. East-West - 'City of Parkes' in the standard livery with additional '10th Year Flying To The Sunshine Coast' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-651.)

LN-NPM. BusyBee - in the basic livery at an unknown airport, March 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-015.)

LN-NPM. BusyBee - in the basic livery at an unknown airport, March 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-653.)

LN-NPM. BusyBee - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-654.)

 

LN-NPM. Air Nordic - in the standard livery at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, October 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-121.)

SE-KZG. Air Nordic Swe Aviation - in the standard livery at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, March 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-655.)

SE-KZG. Eureka - in the basic Swe Aviation livery at an unknown airport, June 13, 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-151.)

9G-SOB. Air Max Gabon - in the basic Swe Aviation livery at Libraville Airport, January 2003.

(J. Guillum Copyright Image 1999-783.)

9G-SOB. La Nationale - in the basic Swe Aviation livery at Libraville Airport, November 2003.

(J. Guillum Copyright Image 1999-851.)

TL-ADS. Air Oubangui - in the basic Swe Aviation livery at Libraville Airport, March 2007.

(J. Guillum Copyright Image 1993-184.)