VH-FNM. Fokker F.27-2087. c/n 10292.


 

Ordered new by Ansett-ANA - May 11, 1965

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FIK - January 06, 1966

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1114)

First flown as PH-FIK - January 10, 1966

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNM - January 14, 1966

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdal (Schiphol) - January 15, 1966

Aircraft configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - January 15, 1966

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - January 22, 1966

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

Singapore - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains J. Waxman, J. Duffy, W. Brooks; Navigator W. C. Kennedy; LAME McKay

Operated first revenue service for Ansett-ANA - February 14, 1966

Leased to Airlines of South Australia - November 1966

Operated Queensland Airlines services - November 27 - 30, 1966

Operated Queensland Airlines services - December 1/2, 1966 and December 04, 1966

Leased to Ansett-M.A.L. - February 17, 1967

Chartered by Airlines of South Australia - February 1968

Leased to Ansett-M.A.L. - Feruary 1968

Ansett-M.A.L. was renamed Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - June 24, 1968

Used by Ansett Airlines of Australia for a few weeks based at Melbourne - May 1971

Returned to Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - June 1961

Returned to Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1973

Operated final Ansett Airlines of Australia service Gladstone - Brisbane as AN1617 - October 15, 1980

Withdrawn from use at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - October 16, 1980

Leased to Bush Pilots Airways with an option to purchase and delivered to Cairns - October 25, 1980

Registered to Bush Pilots Airways Ltd - October 25, 1980

Operated first revenue service Cairns - Groote Eylandt as QN4700 - October 27, 1980

Bush Pilots Airways was renamed Air Queensland Pty Ltd - January 04, 1982

Registered to Air Queensland Pty Ltd - September 23, 1983

Sold to Air Queensland - October 10, 1985

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Brisbane - August 1986

Ferried Brisbane - Cairns - March 09, 1987

Returned to service replacing the ATR-42 fleet - March 1987

Withdrawn from service at Brisbane Airport - June 1987

Sold to Pakistan International - December 12, 1987

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 22, 1988

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Pakistan - January 23, 1988

Officially handed over to Pakistan International at Darwin Airport

Entered onto the Pakistan Aircraft Register as AP-BDB - January 24, 1988

Operated first P.I.A. revenue service - January 28, 1988

Registered to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) - February 16, 1988

Aircraft was named 'City of Jhelum' - 1999

Is believed that it may have been registered in the Cayman Islands in 2003 to comply with

U. S. Export-Import Bank's requirement related to P.I.A.'s purchase of Boeing 777 aircraft

Grounded by Pakistan CAA at Karachi Airport - July 12, 2006

Advertised for sale in Flight International - September 2006

Aircraft had flown 75,943 hours with 79,001 cycles

Sold to the Pakistan Navy and converted for maritime surveilance operations - May 18, 2007

Handed over to the Pakistan Navy as AR-NZX - April 12, 2008

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-FNM. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, December 1966.

VH-FNM. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

VH-FNM. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

VH-FNM. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the Ansett-ANA livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1968.

VH-FNM. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the Ansett-ANA livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1968.

VH-FNM. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the 'delta' livery at Essendon Airport, October 1970.

VH-FNM. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNM. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1978.

VH-FNM. BPA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1980.

VH-FNM. BPA - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, October 1981.

VH-FNM. BPA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1981.

VH-FNM. BPA - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, November 1981.

 

VH-FNM. BPA - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNM. Air Queensland - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1983.

VH-FNM. Air Queensland - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, September 1983.

VH-FNM. Air Queensland - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1986.

 

VH-FNM. Air Queensland - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, October 1987.

VH-FNM. Air Queensland - in the basic livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1987.

AP-BDB. Pakistan - in basic Air Queensland livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1987.

AP-BDB. Pakistan - in basic Air Queensland livery at an unknown airport, January 1988.

AP-BDB. Pakistan - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 2000..