VH-FCC. Fokker F.27-5224F. c/n 10532.


Ordered new by Ansett

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXO with Export Registration 'E-549' - May 13, 1976

Registered to Fokker VFW BV, Schiphol Oost

First flown as PH-EXO - June 1, 1976

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - June 17, 1976

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - June 17, 1976

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FCC - June 18, 1976

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - June 18, 1976

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - June 29, 1976

Flight crew: Capts A. Garriock, R. Leech, A. McPherson; Navigator W.C. Kennedy

Delivery route: Belgrade-Istanbul-Ankara-Karachi-Delhi-Calcutta-Bangkok-Singapore-

Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Sydney

Operated first revenue service - June 30, 1976

Transferred to Ansett in full Air N.S.W. livery - October 20, 1987

Operated final revenue service Brisbane-Coolangatta-Sydney-Melbourne as AN1091 - December 15, 1988

Flight crew: Capt A. Ahern

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - December 15, 1988

Aircraft had flown 31,748 hours with 31,243 landings

Sold to Northwest Aircraft Inc for lease to Mesaba Airlines - December 16, 1988

Entered onto U.S. Aircraft Register as N282MA

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to Mesaba as N282MA - December 16, 1988

Ferry route: Melbourne-Alice Springs-Broome-Denpasar-Singapore (Seletar)-Bangkok-Calcutta-Delhi

Karachi-Bahrain-Jeddah-Cairo-Athens-Milano-Prestwick-Keflavik-Sonde Stromfjord-Goose Bay-Montreal

Flight crew: Capts K. Broomhead, J.E. Ridd, B.E. Matthews; Nasvigator D. Michael; LAME G. Bennett

Repainted at Montreal for Northwest / Mesaba before handover

Sold to Waddell & Read Leasing with lease to Mesaba continuing - July 1989

Mesaba Airlines traded as Northwest Airlink

Withdrawn from use by Mesaba and returned to lessor - July 1994

Aircraft initially stored at McCarran Field, Las Vegas, but later ferried to Mena. Arizona

Sold to First Security Bank - August 26, 1997

Sold to unknown buyer - February 3, 1998

Sold to Gold Dust Finance SA - July 6, 1998

Sold to Friendship Spares Ltd, Las Vegas - July 6, 1998

Aircraft remain stored


PH-EXO. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Schiphol Airport, June 1976.

VH-FCC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-FCC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

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

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

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

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

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

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

VH-FCC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1980.

VH-FCC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1980.

VH-FCC. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-FCC. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Sydney Airport, September 1981.

VH-FCC. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Canberra Airport, November 1981.

VH-FCC. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Bathurst Airport, October 1983.

VH-FCC. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross ' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1985.

VH-FCC. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1986.

VH-FCC. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1986.

VH-FCC. Air N.S.W. - in the basic 'Southern Cross ' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1988.

N282MA. Air N.S.W. - in the basic 'Southern Cross ' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1988.

N282MA. Air N.S.W. - in basic 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, December 1988.

N282MA. Air N.S.W. - in basic 'Southern Cross' livery at Alice Springs Airport, December 1988.

N282MA. Northwest Airlink - in the basic livery at McCarran Field, October 1995.