VH-EWK. Fokker F.27-1110. c/n 10319.

 

First flown as PH-FKO - February 09, 1967

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWK - February 17, 1967

Registered to East-West Airlines Ltd, Tamworth

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - February 18, 1967

Arrived Tamworth on delivery to East West Airlines - February 26, 1967

Aircraft was named 'City of Armidale'

Operated first revenue service - March 06, 1967

Wet leased to Wards Express for freight services - March 04, 1980 to April 01, 1980

Withdrawn from service and stored at Tamworth - November 14, 1983

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to Holland - November 25, 1983

Sold to Fokker-VFW and placed in storage at Ypenburg - December 03, 1983

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 05, 1983

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FKO - March 23, 1984

Sold to Busy Bee - April 05, 1984

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - April 05, 1984

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-NPD - April 05, 1984

Leased to NLM Cityhopper - May 1990

Leased to Swetrail Transport - Air Nordic Swe Aviation - September 01, 1992 to December 02, 1992

Busy Bee was declared bankrupt - December 16, 1992

Cancelled from Norwegian Aircraft Register - July 07, 1993

Entered onto Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KZH - July 07, 1993

Registered to Swetrail Transport AB

Leased to Air Nordic - July 07, 1993 to June 15, 1996

Returned to Swetrail when Air Nordic ceased operations due to cancellation of A.O. licence

Aircraft stored - June 1996

Registered to Swe Aviation Europe AB - April 1999

Leased to European Regional Carrier (Eureca) - July 22, 1999 to February 10, 2000

Leased / sold to Sobel Air, Ghana - June 2001

Entered onto the Ghana Aircraft Register as 9G-BEL - June 2001

Leased to Air Max Gabon - November 2002

Repossessed by Sobel Air - January 2003

Leased to La Nationale - ?

Returned to Sobel Air, Ghana - ?

Reportedly stored at Accra - 2007

 

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-656.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the experimental livery at Canberra Airport, January 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-188.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, January 1971.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-720.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-200.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-690.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-256.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1979.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-324.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-088.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-658.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-657.)

VH-EWK. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the standard livery with additional '10th Year Flying To The Sunshine Coast' titles at Brisbane Airport, April 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-543.)

LN-NPD. Busy Bee - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, November 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-009.)

LN-NPD. Busy Bee - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, November 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-659.)

SE-KZH. SWE Aviation - in the standard livery with additional 'SAE Europe' titles at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-660.)

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

(J. Guillum Copyright Image 1999-782.)

9G-BEL. La Nationale - in the basic Swe Aviation livery at Libraville Airport, January 2004.

(J. Guillum Copyright Image 1999-850.)