VH-EWX. Fokker F.27-5293F. c/n 10639.


Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXG - June 8, 1982

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-EXG - August 27, 1982

Aircraft was originally ordered by Air Zaire but not taken up

Stored at Ypenburg until purchased by East West - October 9, 1983

Registration marks removed from aircraft - October 19, 1983

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - October 21, 1983

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWX - October 25, 1983

Registered to East West Airlines (Operations) Ltd

Departed Schiphol as EW8797 on delivery flight to Australia - October 30, 1983

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - November 5, 1983

Flight crew: Capts N. Bird, P. Bird; F/O R.W. Aggett

Aircraft named 'Sunshine Coast'

Operated first revenue East West service - November 11, 1983

Withdrawn from service - last operational F.27 - and stored Tamworth - August 23, 1989

Leased to Air Cruising Australia - October 1989

Sold to Walker Aviatio Leasing Ltd, Jersey, England

Departed Tamworth on delivery flight to Exeter, England - October 29, 1990

Arrived Exeter at conclusion of delivery flight - November 4,

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - November 14, 1990

Entered onto U.K. Aircraft Register as G-JEAG - November 14, 1990

Registered to Walker Aviation Leasing Ltd

Leased to Jersey European Airways and later sold to them

Operated first revenue service Exeter-Guernsey - November 30, 1990

Leased to Ratioflug GmbH - June 14, 1994

Entered onto German Aircraft Register as D-ADAP - November 22, 1994

Returned to Jersey European

Entered onto U.K. Aircraft Register as G-JEAG -

Sold to BAC Leasing - September 1999

Sold to ECCS Air & Cargo Service - October 19, 1999

Entered onto German Aircraft Register as D-ACCT -

Leased to Sky Team and converted to freighter configuration

Stored at Karlsruhe-Baden Baded, Germany when SkyTeam ceased operations - June 2002

Returned to flying status and observed at Barajas Airport, Madrid - March 2003

Lease / sold to Avanti Air GmbH, Siegerland, Germany

Operated by Medit Air Vuelos Mediterraneo, Valencia, Spain

Cancelled from German Aircraft Register -

Lease / sold to MNG Hava Yollari ve Tasimacilik A.S. t/a MNG Cargo

Entered onto Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-MBE -

Used to service postal contracts in U.K.

Damaged at Coventry Airport during a severe storm with nose & tail smashed - January 18, 2007

Possible write-off


VH-EWX. East West - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1983.

VH-EWX. East West - in the final livery at Canberra Airport, January 1984.

VH-EWX. East West - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, February 1985.

VH-EWX. East West - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, February 1985.

VH-EWX. Jersey European - in basic East West livery at unknown airport, November 1990.

G-JEAG. Jersey European - in the full livery at Jersey Airport, September 1992.

G-JEAG. Jersey European - in the full livery, location and date unknown.

G-JEAG. Ratioflug - in the all-white livery at unknown airport, June 1994.

D-ADAP. Ratioflug - in the all white livery at unknown airport, May 1995.

D-ADAP. Ratioflug - in the all-white livery at unknown airport, May 1995.

D-ACCT. SkyTeam - in the full livery at Berlin's Schonfeld Airport, July 2001.

D-ACCT. SkyTeam - in the full livery at unknown airport, May 2002.

TC-MBE. MNG Kargo - in the full livery at unknown airport, September 2006.