VH-EWR. Fokker F.27-5188. c/n 10459.

 

Originally ordered by Lignes Nationale Aeriennes Congolaises but the sale was cancelled

Registration marks TN-ABZ applied to airframe - May 12, 1971

Registration marks TN-ABZ removed from airframe - May 13, 1971

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXD - May 13, 1971

Registered to Fokker VFW

First flown as PH-EXD - May 14, 1971

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - May 18, 1971

Delivered new to Maersk - October 29, 1971

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-APF - ?

Sold to Air Rouergue - February 21, 1977

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-BYAH - ?

Delivered Copenhagen - Rodez (France) - March 06, 1977

The aircraft did not enter service and was placed in storage at Marillac, France

Sold to East West Airlines - July 1977

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the delivery flight - July 12, 1977

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWR - September 30, 1977

Registered to East West Airlines (Operations) Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Grafton'

Operated first East West revenue service - September 30, 1977

Leased to Northern Airlines in the basic East West livery - September 14, 1980 to January 10, 1981

Aircraft was named 'The Territorian'

Registered to Northern Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd - September 14, 1980

Registered to East West Airlines (Operations) Ltd - December 04, 1980

Withdrawn from service and stored at Tamworth - February 07, 1983.

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to Holland (Amsterdam) - February 26, 1983

Arrived Amsterdam (Schiphol) on completion of the ferry flight in East West livery - March 05, 1983

Sold to Fokker - March 05, 1983

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 08, 1983

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-RUA (CofA 3262) - April 21, 1983

Leased to Egypt Air / Air Sinai - April 22, 1983 to January 02, 1984

Departed Cairo on the ferry flight to Holland - January 21, 1984

Returned to Fokker on termination of the lease and placed in storage at Ypenburg - January 23, 1984

An intended lease to XP Parcel System was not taken up - 1984

Ferried Ypenburg - Amsterdam (Schiphol) in an all-white livery - 1985

Sold to Societe Commerciale et Industrielle Bemba (t/a Scibe Airlift Zaire - December 13, 1985

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Woensdrecht for overhaul and modification - July 07, 1986

Ferried Woendrecht - Amsterdam (Schiphol) for further maintenance - November 19, 1986

Accepted by Scibe Airlift Zaire at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - December 01, 1986

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - December 02, 1986

Entered onto the Zaire Aircraft Register as 9Q-CBI - December 08, 1986

Operated by Scibe Airlift Zaire as a freighter

Leased to Business Flight Services - September 16, 1989

Cancelled from the Zaire Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-APF - ?

Returned to Scibe Airlift - January 01, 1992

Flown to Dinard, France and placed in storage - March 17, 1992

Sold to Jersey European Airways - April 13, 1995

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-JEAP (CofR G-JEAP/R1) - April 13, 1995

Registered to Jersey European Airways Ltd, Exeter

Arrived Exeter on the delivery flight in Business Flight livery - April 19, 1995

Converted to freighter configuration at Exeter

Entered service with Jersey European Airways - June 17, 1995

Leased to Channel Express (Air Services) Ltd - October 1996

Sold to Channel Express - October 09, 1999

Overshot runway at Coventry on landing and badly damaged - January 01, 2000

Considered to be a write-off but was salvaged by Fokker Aircraft Services

Registered to Dart Group PLC, Bournemouth International Airport, Hurn (CofR G-JEAP/R2) - October 09, 2000

Provisional repairs were made on-site before aircraft was flown to Woensdrecht - October 25, 2000

During repairs the nose of former Lina Congo Friendship TN-ABZ was used

Reregistered as G-CEXG (CofR G-CEXG/R1) - November 13, 2000

Registered to Dart Group PLC, Bournemouth International Airport, Hurn

Leased to Channel Express - first flown following repairs - January 13, 2001

Leased / sold to MNG Kargo, Istanbul, Turkey - March 2005

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-MBG - March 07, 2005

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - March 21, 2005

Collided with a ground power unit at Edinburgh (Turnhouse) Airport - February 02, 2008

Starboard engine ripped off forward of the wing with aircraft considered to be uneconomical to repair

Observed used as a fire training aide at Edinburgh (Turnhouse) - June 04, 2011

Aircraft scrapped for parts - July 13, 2015

 

OY-APF. Maersk - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1974.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-136.)

OY-APF. Maersk - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1974.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-134.)

OY-APF. Maersk - in the standard livery at Copenhagen Airport, August 1976.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-143.)

F-BYAH. UAR Air Rouergue - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-131.)

F-BYAH. UAR Air Rouergue - in the standard livery at Marillac Airport, March 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-738.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-214.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-213.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-681.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-218.)

VH-EWR. East-West - 'City of Grafton' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1980.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-269.)

VH-EWR. East-West - 'City of Grafton' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-216.)

VH-EWR. East-West - 'City of Grafton' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-212.)

VH-EWR. East-West - 'City of Grafton' 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 1999-215.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-685.)

VH-EWR. Northern - 'The Territorian' in the basic East-West livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-683.)

VH-EWR. East-West - 'City of Grafton' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-217.)

VH-EWR. East-West - 'City of Grafton' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-684.)

9Q-CBI. Scibe Zaire - in the standard livery somewhere over The Netherlands, December 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-753.)

9Q-CBI. Business Flight - in the standard livery at Ypenburg Airport, August 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-103.)

OY-APF. Business Flight - in the standard livery at Copenhagen Airport, September 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-891.)

OY-APF. Business Flight - in the standard livery at Copenhagen Airport, March 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-162.)

OY-APF. Business Flight - in the standard livery at Copenhagen Airport, October 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-892.)

G-JEAP. Jersey European - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-004.)

G-JEAP. Jersey European - in the standard livery at Jersey Airport, August 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-503.)

G-JEAP. Channel Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-914.)

TC-MBG. MNG Kargo - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-206.)