VH-FNJ. Fokker F.27-2068. c/n 10264.


Ordered new by Ansett-ANA for Airlines of N.S.W. - February 28, 1964

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FGF - November 24, 1964

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1039)

First flown as PH-FGF - November 25, 1964

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNJ - December 1, 1964

Registered to Airlines of N.S.W.

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - December 1, 1964

Aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - December 2, 1964

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - December 9, 1964

Delivery route: Amsterdam-Rome-Athens-Damascus-Bahrain-Karachi-Delhi-Calcutta-Bangkok-

Saigon-Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Melbourne

Flight crew: Capts C. Henry, A. Beales, A. Garriock; Navigator W.C. Kennedy; LAME W. Moore

Operated first revenue service for Airlines of N.S.W. - January 20, 1965

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - November 25, 1969

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - February 14, 1971

Leased to Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - April 13 - 21, 1971

Converted to seat 44 passengers at some stage but date not known

Leased to Ansett Airlines of South Australia - June 30, 1976

Returned to Ansett Airlines of Australia - July 24, 1977

Operated its final revenue service Mildura-Melbourne as AN707 - November 1, 1980

Sold to Commercial Airways (Pty) Ltd t/a Comair - November 26, 1980

Departed Melbourne on its delivery flight to South Africa - November 28, 1980

Delivery route: Melbourne-Alice Springs-Darwin-Denpasar-Singapore-Medan-Colombo-Bombay-

Muscat-Salalah-Djibouti-Nairobi-Blantyre-Johannesburg

Flight crew: Cap J. Raby; Navigator B.S. McEwen

Ansett crew ferried the aircraft as far as Bombay

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 9, 1980

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-KVJ - December 11, 1980

Registered to Commercial Airways (Sales) Pty Ltd

Renamed Comair (Sales) Pty Ltd - December 23, 1982

Withdrawn from Comair service and stored Johannesburg - October 30, 1997

Intended export to U.S.A. did not eventuate

Stored at Jan Smuts Airport, Johannesburg - 1997 - 1998

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - May 25, 1998

Intended for use by Johannesburg Airport Fire Services

Observed parked and intact at Johannesburg Airport with faded livery - January 2007

Aircraft had flown 57,859 hours with 63,378 cycles


VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Schiphol Airport, December 1964.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1966.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1966.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, July 1966.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the modified livery at Sydney Airport, February 1967.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the modified livery at Sydney Airport, April 1967.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the modified livery at Sydney Airport, May 1967.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the final livery at Wagga Wagga Airport, May 1968.

VH-FNJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the final livery being unloaded at Sydney Airport, May 1968.

VH-FNJ. Ansett Airlines of South Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1977.

VH-FNJ. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1979.

VH-FNJ. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, August 1979.

VH-FNJ. Comair - in the original livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.

VH-FNJ. Comair - in the original livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.

VH-FNJ. Comair - in the original livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.

VH-FNJ. Comair - in the original livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.

ZS-KVJ. Comair - in the modified livery at Johannesburg Airport, December 1982.

ZS-KVJ. Comair - in the final livery at Johannesburg Airport, November 1986.

ZS-KVJ. Comair - in the final livery at Johannesburg Airport, August 1996.