VH-FCA. Fokker F.27-5224F. c/n 10522.


 

Ordered new by Ansett for Airlines of New South Wales

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXC - November 20, 1975

Registered to Fokker-VFW BV, Schiphol Oost

First flown as PH-EXC - December 02, 1975

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - December 10, 1975

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FCA - December 10, 1975

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett Airlines of N. S. W. at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - December 10, 1975

Departed Amsterdam on the delivery flight to Australia - December 12, 1975

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - December 17, 1975

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Belgrade - Ankara - Teheran - Karachi - Delhi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Kuala Lunpur -

Singapore - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains I. Brown, A Garriock; F/O J. Colliton; Navigator B. S. McEwan

Operated first revenue service - December 19, 1975

Repainted into the 'Yellow Canary' livery - ?

Transferred to Ansett Australia - January 09, 1981

Aircraft remained in the Air New South Wales 'Yellow Canary' livery

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Devonport - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - January 25, 1988

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Aircraft had flown 29,899 hours with 28,827 cycles

Sold to Northwest Aircraft Inc - December 1988

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 15, 1988

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N280MA - December 1988

Registered to ?

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States with a non-Ansett crew - January 04, 1989

Leased to Northwest Airlink as the registered operator

Sold to Dutch Asset Leasing Company - September 1989

Leased to Mesaba Airlines asthe registered operator

Withdrawn from use and stored at Kingman, Arizona - September 1994

Sold to Eagle Canyon Airlines t/a Eagle Jet Charter Inc - January 15, 1997

Reregistered as N283EA - May 12, 1997

Registered to Canyon Leasing Inc - September 12, 1998

Eagle Jet Charter purchased Scenic Airlines - December 1998

Repainted into the Scenic Airlines livery with the new name Eagle Canyon Airlines - March 1999

Withdrawn from service - February 2004

Ferried North Las Vegas - McCarren Field - Dallas City - Opa Locka - February 28, 2004

Aircraft was intended to be scrapped at Opa Locka

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 31, 2004

Sold to Atlantic Airlines, La Ceiba, Honduras - July 2004

Entered onto the Hondurus Aircraft Register as HR-ATL - July 2004

Observed at Opa Locka in an all-white livery with Atlantic Airlines titles and logo

Ferried Opa Locka - La Ceiba - ?

Stored at La Ceiba, Hondorus - September 2007

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-FCA. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney, February 1979.

VH-FCA. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Cooma Airport, July 1979.

VH-FCA. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, July 1979.

VH-FCA. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - with additional stricker at Sydney Airport, May 1980

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VH-FCA. Air New South Wales - in the yellow 'canary' livery at Sydney Airport, May 1982.

VH-FCA. Air New South Wales - in the 'yellow canary' livery at Sydney Airport, April 1985.

VH-FCA. Air New South Wales - in the yellow 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1986.

VH-FCA. Air New South Wales - in the 'yellow canary' livery at Brisbane Airport, circa 1985.

VH-FCA. Air New South Wales - in the 'yellow canary' livery at Brisbane Airport, circa 1985.

VH-FCA. Air New South Wales - in the basic 'yellow canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1988.

N280MA. Air New South Wales - in the basic 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1988.

N280MA. Air New South Wales - in the basic 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1988.

N280MA. Air New South Wales - in the basic 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1988.
 

N280MA. Northwest Airlink - in the basic livery without titles at Kingman, Arizona, March 1995.

N280MA. Northwest Airlink - in the basic livery without titles at Kingman, Arizona, March 1995.

 

N283EA. Eagle Canyon Airlines - in the full livery at unknown airport, July 1998.

N283EA. Scenic Airlines - in the modified Eagle livery at unknown airport, September 2000.

N283EA. Scenic Airlines - in the modified Eagle livery at unknown airport, August 2000.