VH-EWN. Fokker F.27-5164. c/n 10434.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Sterling Airways - ?

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FPI - April 09, 1970

Registered to Fokker NV

First flown as PH-FPI - April 13, 1970

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - June 10, 1970

Entered onto Danish Aircraft Register as OY-STN - June 10, 1970

Accepted by Sterling Airways at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - June 10, 1970

Leased to the United Nations as OY-STN - January 18 to May 31, 1973

Sold to East West Airlines - September 12, 1973

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the delivery flight in the standard Sterling livery - November 14, 1973

It was overhauled and repainted at Tamworth

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWN - December 19, 1973

Registered to East West Airlines Ltd, Tamworth

The aircraft was named 'The Sunshine Coast'

Operated first East West revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Port Macquarie - December 21, 1973

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

Withdrawn from service and stored Tamworth - October 11, 1983.

Sold to Fokker

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to Holland - October 17, 1983

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - October 28, 1983

It was placed in storage at Ypenburg

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXF - May 10, 1984

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - June 07, 1984

Sold to Aircraft Finance & Trading for lease to MVA - June 09, 1984

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N271FA - June 09, 1984

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the ferry flight to the United States - June 09, 1984

Leased to Air Wisconsin following its merger with M.V.A. - May 17, 1985

Returned to Aircraft Finance & Trading - November 1985

Leased to Mesaba Airlines - March 1986

Returned to the lessor on termination of the lease - July 1993

Leased to Mahalo Air - August 06, 1993

Departed California on the ferry flight to Honolulu - September 22, 1993

Sold to Mahalo Air - February 04, 1994

Reregistered N981MA - February 24, 1994

Aircraft was named ' The Honu'

Withdrawn from service and stored Honolulu Airport - May 01, 1994

Mahalo Air was declared bankrupt - May 31, 1994

Sold to Air 1st Aviation Co. Inc - October 29, 1996

Registered to Air 1st Aviation Co. Inc - December 05, 1996

Ferried to Mena, Arizona for storage - December 1996

Converted to freighter configuration by Reeb Air - January 1998

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 27, 1998

Entered onto German Aircraft Register as D-ACCS - ?

Sold to Sky Team GmbH trading as ECCS Air Cargo Service - April 08, 1998

Entered service with SkyTeam on the Frankfurt - Coventry route - April 20, 1998

Withdrawn from service and stored when SkyTeam ceased operations - June 2002

Stored at Karlsruhe (Baden Baden) Germany

Scrapping commenced - December 2004

 

OY-STN. Sterling - in the standard livery at Copenhagen Airport, September 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-764.)

OY-STN. Sterling - in the standard livery at Copenhagen Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-501.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1974.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-262.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-263.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-201.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-663.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-202.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-593.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-662.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-326.)

VH-EWN. East-West - 'The Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 02, 1982.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1999-743.)

VH-EWN. East-West - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-122.)

N271FA. MVA - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, June 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-664.)

N271FA. Mesaba Northwest Orient Airlink - in the standard Mesaba livery at an unknown airport, November 08, 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-107.)

N271FA. Northwest Orient Airlink - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-665.)

N981MA. Mahalo Air - 'The Honu' in the standard livery at Honolulu Airport, March 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-029.)

N981MA. Mahalo Air - 'The Honu' in the standard livery at Honolulu Airport, September 1996.

(H. Groen Collection Copyright Image 1999-890.)

D-ACCS. SkyTeam - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-762.)

D-ACCS. SkyTeam - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-591.)