VH-EWY. Fokker F.27-5319F. c/n 10669.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by East-West Airlines

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXL - May 29, 1984

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

Registration marks applied to the aircraft - June 08, 1984

First flown as PH-EXL - June 18, 1984

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 26, 1984

Registration marks removed from aircraft the same day

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWY - August 02, 1984

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd

Accepted by East-West at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - August 03, 1984

Departed Amsterdam(Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - August 03, 1984

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the delivery flight - August 10, 1984

Aircraft was named 'City of Armidale'

Operated first revenue service - August 16, 1984

Withdrawn from service and stored at Tamworth - August 23, 1989

Leased to Argyle Diamonds and operated by Ansett W.A. - September 14 to November 22, 1989

Leased to CC Air (subsidiary of Charter Cruise Air) - 1989

Sold to Walker Aviation Leasing Ltd - August 05, 1990

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - August 05, 1990

Arrived Exeter on completion of the ferry flight - August 11, 1990

Leased to Jersey European Airways Ltd

Operated first Jersey European revenue service as VH-EWY - September 04, 1990

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 21, 1991

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-JEAH - January 21, 1991

Sold to Jersey European Airways - January 21, 1991

Damaged on landing at Bristol Lulsgate with an unlocked starboard undercarriage - March 28, 1993

Following temporary repairs it was lown to Exeter for complete rectification work - May 11, 1993

Returned to service - May 29, 1993

Proposed sale to United Parcel Serveice for $US 2.3 million did not proceed - 1996

Aircraft had flown 20,688 hours with 25,242 cycles

Withdrawn from use and stored at Exeter - December 06, 1999

Sold to Euroceltic Airways Ltd but leased to Sky-Trek Airlines - March 08, 2000

Reregistered G-ECAH - April 14, 2000

Registered to Euroceltic Airways Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Port Lairge'

Aircraft was returned to storage at Exeter when Sky-Trek was declared bankrupt - September 15, 2000

Re-entered Sky-Trek service under BAC Express A.O.C. - October 25, 2000

Commenced service with Euroceltic on the Luton - Waterford route - February 14, 2001

Operated final Euroceltic revenue service - November 04, 2002

Withdrawn from use and stored at Waterford

Test flown and ferried to Billund, Denmark - December 13, 2002

Leased to NewAir A/S, Denmark - May 2003

Registered to NewAir A/S, Billund, Denmark - May 20, 2003

NewAir ceased operations - June 2003

Nordic Aviation Contractor A/S took over NewAir A/S - 2004

Registered to Nordic Aviation Contractor A/S - July 30, 2004

Aircraft had flown 27,650 hours

Sold to Hukbong Himpapawid ng Philipinas / Philippine Air Force - June 21, 2005

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 21, 2005

Allocated Philippine Air Force serial number '10669'

Observed at Caba Field, Jakarta in full Philippine Air Force livery - March 30, 2006

Current with the Philippine Air Force

 

VH-EWY. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1984.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-278.)

VH-EWY. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-710.)

VH-EWY. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 11, 1985.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-279.)

VH-EWY. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-146.)

VH-EWY. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the final livery with additional 'CC Air' titles at Brisbane Airport, November 22, 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-031.)

VH-EWY. East-West - 'City of Armidale' in the final livery with additional 'CC Air' titles at Brisbane Airport, December 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-633.)

VH-EWY. Jersey European - in the all-white livery at Jersey Airport, September 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-749.)

VH-EWY. Jersey European - in the all-white livery at Exeter Airport, September 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-098.)

VH-EWY. Jersey European - in the all-white livery at Jersey Airport, October 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-207.)

G-JEAH. Jersey European - in the standard livery at Jersey Airport, August 21, 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-155.)

G-JEAH. Jersey European - in the standard livery at Jersey Airport, August 21, 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-155.)

G-JEAH. Jersey European - in the standard livery at Southend Airport, June 13, 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-100.)

G-ECAH. Euroceltic Airways - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, November 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-191.)

G-ECAH. Euroceltic Airways - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-589.)