VH-FNK. Fokker F.27-2080. c/n 10280.


Ordered new by Ansett-ANA - October 15, 1964

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FGX - July 23, 1965

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1073)

First flown as PH-FGX - July 23, 1965

Certificate of Airworthiness issued - August 9, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNK - August 9, 1965

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - August 9, 1965

Aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - August 10, 1965

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - August 17, 1965

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

Singapore-Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Melbourne

Flight crew: Capts W. Heikoop, D. Moodie, M. Laurie

Operated its first revenue service - August 21, 1965

Leased to Airlines of South Australia - April 1968 & July 1968

Leased to Ansett Airlines of South Australia - November 1968

Leased to Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - October 3, 1969

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

Leased to Air Niugini - November 1, 1973

Sold to Air Niugini - July 1, 1976

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 6, 1976

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANL - September 9, 1976

Withdrawn from Air Niugini service at Port Moresby - March 1984

Sold to Societe de Luxembourgeoise Navigation Aerienne S.A. t/a Luxair - May 25, 1984

Arrived Luxembourg on delivery to Luxair and stored - June 23, 1984

Ferried Luxebourg-Norwich for overhaul by Air U.K. Engineering Ltd - November 18, 1984

Entered onto the Luxembourg Aircraft Register as LX-LGK - December 4, 1984

Registered to Luxair Executive SA

Sold to Northwest Aircraft Inc - November 10, 1989

Cancelled from the Luxembourg Aircraft Register - November 10, 1989

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N278MA - November 15, 1989

Registered to Northwest Aircraft Inc

Certificate of Airworthiness issued - May 11, 1990

Leased to Mesaba Aviation dba Northwest Airlink - May 15, 1990

Sold to Wilmington Trust Company - September 4, 1990

Operated final Mesaba revenue service Wausau-Minneapolis - May 15, 1995

Withdrawn from service and returned to Wilmington Trust Company

Stored at McCarran Field having flown 53,371 hours - September 15, 1995

Sold to Eagle Jet Charter Inc - November 30, 1995

Sold to U.S. Bancorp Leasing and Financial - December 1, 1995

Leased to Eagle Canyon Airlines Inc - December 2, 1995

Eagle Canyon Airlines purchased Scenic Airlines - December 12, 1998

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company - December 4, 2000

Sold to Eagle Canyon Airlines t/a Scenic Airlines - December 19, 2000

Sold to Eagle Jet Charter Inc - June 29, 2001

Registered to Eagle Jet Charter Inc - August 7, 2001

Sold to Canyon Leasing Inc - January 17, 2002

Registered to Canyon Leasing Inc - March 9, 2002

Registered to Eagle Canyon Leasing Inc - November 19, 2002

Sold to Eagle Jet Charter Inc - August 1, 2003

Registered to Eagle Jet Charter Inc - October 7, 2003

Observed stored at Boulder City Municipal Airport - December 10, 2003

Sold to 19th Hole Corp, Astin Clinton, Bucks, England - December 12, 2003

Registered to 19th Hole Corporation - February 12, 2004

Ferried to Miami-Opa Locka Airport for storage - May 6, 2004

Observed stored at Opa Locka minus engines - November 7, 2004

Advertised for sale - August 30, 2005

Noted as being 'ex-FAR121 Airline, TCAS II, GPWS, FDR, CVR equipped for conversion to freighter'

Aircraft had flown 61,585 hours with 63,535 cycles

Observed stored at Daytona Beach Airport - December 30, 2005

Reduced to spares at Daytona Beach Airport - February 19, 2006

Fuselage used by Daytona Beach Fire Department - April 17, 2007


VH-FNK. Ansett-ANA - in the originl livery at R.A.A.F. Base Richmond, May 1967.

VH-FNK. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, May 1967.

VH-FNK. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNK. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Essendon Airport, May 1970.

VH-FNK. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1973.

VH-FNK. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the basic 'delta' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1974.

VH-FNK. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNK. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Port Moresby, February 1974.

P2-ANL. Air Niugini - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Port Moresby, date unknown.

P2-ANL. Air Niugini - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1979.

P2-ANL. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline - at Port Moresby Airport, January 1982.

P2-ANL. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline - at Port Moresby Airport, January 1982.

LX-LGK. Luxair - in the interim white livery at Nice Airport, March 1985.

LX-LGK. Luxair - in the final livery at Nice Airport, January 1986.

 

N278MA. Eagle Canyon Airlines - in the full livery at Opa Locka Airport, February 2004.