VH-EWO. Fokker F.27-5120 Friendship. c/n 10341.

 

This aircraft was the prototype for the Series 500 Friendship

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FLM - November 14, 1967

Registered to Fokker BV

First flown as PH-FLM - November 15, 1967

This aircraft was originally ordered by Luxair but it was not taken up

Delivered new to Sterling Airways - May 16, 1968

Entered onto Danish Aircraft Register as OY-STO - May 16, 1968

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - May 17, 1968

Leased by Fokker for demonstration flights to Air Afrique - January 21 to February 15, 1970

Leased to Gulf Aviation as OY-STO - January 15, 1973 to April 30, 1973

Sold to East West Airlines - October 03, 1973

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the ferry flight in the standard Sterling livery - November 03, 1973

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWO - November 13, 1973

Registerd to East West Airlines Ltd

Operated first revenue service - November 19, 1973

Aircraft was named 'City of Port Macquarie' - December 06, 1973

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

Sold to Fokker BV - October 21, 1983

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Tamworth - October 24, 1983

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to Amsterdam (Schiphol) - November 11, 1983

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 30, 1983

Placed in open storage at Ypenburg, Holland

Registration 'PHEXM' reserved by Fokker - May 08, 1984

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXM - June 22, 1984

Registered to Fokker BV

Sold to Aircraft Finance & Trading for lease to Mississippi Valley Airlines - June 23, 1984

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the flight to the United States - June 23, 1984

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - June 26, 1984

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N272FA - June 26, 1984

Registered to Aircraft Finance & Trading

Leased to Mississippi Valley Airlines as the registered operator

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

Returned to Aircraft Finance & Trading - October 31, 1985

Leased to Transportes Aereos Meridionais SA t/a TAM - April 18, 1986

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 1986

Entered onto the Brasilian Aircraft Register as PT-LAL - ?

Sold to Transportes Aereos Meridionais SA t/a TAM Brasil - September 1997

Withdrawn from service - 1998

Converted to freighter configuration at Toulouse - September 1998

Test flown by Fokker Service pilots at Toulouse - June 14, 1999

Sold to Farner Air Transport - July 20, 1999

Cancelled from the Brasilian Aircraft Register - ?

Dutch registration 'PH-FLM' reserved by Tulip Air Charter - August 23, 1999

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FLM - November 18, 1999

Registered to Tulip Air Charter BV

Transferred to Farnair Germany GmbH - 2002

The German registration 'D-AFGA' was reserved but not taken up

Entered onto the Hungarian Aircraft Register as HA-FAC - November 19, 2003

Registered to Farnair Hungary

Withdrawn from use at Bergamo - January 2009

Scrapped at Bergamo, Italy

 

PH-FLM. Fokker - in the standard livery somewhere over Holland, circa 1968.

(Fokker Heritage Trust Copyright Image 1993-556.)

OY-STO. Sterling - in the standard livery at Copenhagen Airport, March 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-766.)

OY-STO. Sterling - in the standard livery at Copenhagen Airport, March 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-767.)

OY-STO. Air Afrique - in the Sterling livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-765.)

OY-STO. Sterling - in the revised livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, May 30, 1972.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-502.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-204.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-205.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-089.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-203.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-666.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-667.)

VH-EWO. East-West - 'City of Port Macquarie' 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 1999-691.)

N272FA. MVA - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-134.)

PT-LAL. TAM - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-668.)