VH-FNN. Fokker F.27-2087. c/n 10297.


 

Ordered new by Ansett-ANA for Queensland Airlines Pty Ltd - April 23, 1965

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FIR - March 25, 1966

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1139)

First flown as PH-FIR - March 25, 1966

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNN - March 31, 1966

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdam (Schipho)l - March 31, 1966

Aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Certificate of Airworthiness issued - April 01, 1966

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - April 01, 1966

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - April 08, 1966

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

Singapore - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains L. Chalmers, J. Cronin; F/O S. Cronin; Navigator W. C. Kennedy; LAME Florussen

Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Brisbane for Queensland Airlines - April 16, 1966

Operated first revenue service for Queensland Airlines - April 26, 1966

Aircraft was named 'Bert Hinkler' at ceremony at Bundaberg Airport - June 12, 1966

Returned to Melbourne (Essendon) for repainting in Ansett-ANA livery - November 26, 1966

Leased to Ansett-M.A.L. - March 1967

Leased to Airlines of South Australia - February 1968

Registered to Ansett-M.A.L. - May 09, 1968

Leased to Air Niugini - November 01, 1973

Registered to Ansett Niugini Enterprises - July 01, 1975

Sold to Air Niugini - July 01, 1976

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 19, 1976

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANM - July 20, 1976

Withdrawn from use at Port Morseby Airport - March 1984

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

Arrived Luxembourg at the conclusion of the ferry flight - June 1984

Arrived Norwich for overhaul by Air UK Engineering Ltd - October 07, 1984

Certificate of Airworthiness issued - October 26, 1984

Entered onto the Luxembourg Aircraft Register as LX-LGJ - November 21, 1984

Registered to Ste National Luxair SA

Withdrawn from use and stored - January 1989

Cancelled from the Luxembourg Aircraft Register - February 07, 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N279MA - February 07, 1989

Sold to Northwest Aircraft Inc - February 09, 1989

Certificate of Airworthiness issued - September 13, 1989

Sold to Dutch Asset Leasing Company - September 28, 1989

Registered to Dutch Asset Leasing Company - September 29, 1989

Leased to Northwest Aircraft Inc for sub-lease to Mesaba Aviation Inc - September 29, 1989

Withdrawn from Northwest Airlink service and stored at Kingman, Arizona - April 15, 1995

Returned to Northwest Aircraft Inc / Dutch Asset Leasing Company - June 01, 1995

Sold to Eagle Jet Charter Inc t/a Eagle Canyon Airlines - June 08, 1995

Sold to US Bancorp Leasing & Financial - June 14, 1995

Registered to US Bancorp Leasing & Financial - August 07, 1995

Leased to Eagle Canyon Airlines Inc as the registered operator - August 21, 1995

Eagle Jet Charter Inc purchased Scenic Airlines and t/a Scenic Airlines - December 12, 1998

Sold to Eagle Canyon Airlines - October 18, 2002

Sold to Eagle Jet Charter Inc - November 01, 2002

Sold to Canyon Leasing Inc - November 01, 2002

Registered to Canyon Leasing Inc - November 05, 2002

Registered to Eagle Canyon Leasing Inc - November 19, 2002

Sold to Eagle Jet Charter Inc - August 01, 2003

Registered to Eagle Jet Charter Inc - October 07, 2003

Withdrawn from use at Boulder City, NV and advertised for sale - December 10, 2003

Sold to 19th Hole Corporation - December 12, 2003

Registered to 19th Hole Corporation - February 12, 2004

Sold to Tropical Air Leasing Inc - September 20, 2004

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 12, 2004

Entered onto the Panamanian Aircraft Register as HP-1541PS - November 2004

Leased to Parsaturismo Aerea SA t/a Turismo Aereo - November 12, 2004

Test flown as HP-1541PS - December 02, 2004

Turismo Aereo sold o Mr George Novey III and was renamed Air Panama - November 2005

Reregistered as HP-1541PST - November 2005

Advertised for sale - mid 2007

Aircraft was badly damaged whilst taking-off from MA Gelabert Airport, Panama City - October 28, 2007

Aircraft failed to climb away on take-off and fell back down onto the runway

Sustained serious belly damage and was observed parked in a hangar at Panama City - November 29, 2007

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-FNN. Queensland Airlines - in the Ansett-ANA livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, March 1966.

VH-FNN. Queensland Airlines - in the Ansett-ANA livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1966.

VH-FNN. Queensland Airlines - in the Ansett-ANA livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1966.
 

 

VH-FNN. Queensland Airlines - in the Ansett-ANA livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
 

VH-FNN. Ansett-MAL - in the standard livery at Lae Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNN. Ansett-MAL - in the standard livery at Lae Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNN. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1970.

P2-ANM. Air Niugini National Airline of Papua New Guinea - at Melbourne Airport, February 1977.

P2-ANM. Air Niugini National Airline of Papua New Guinea - at Melbourne Airport, February 1977.

P2-ANM. Air Niugini National Airline of Papua New Guinea - standard livery at Port Morseby, January 1982.
 

 

P2-ANM. Air Niugini National Airline of Papua New Guinea - standard livery at Brisbane Airport.

 

LX-LGJ. Luxair - in the original livery at Ostend Airport, December 1985.

LX-LGJ. Luxair - in its revised livery at Ostend Airport, July 1988.

LX-LGJ. Luxair - in the final livery, location and date unknown.

N279MA. Northwest Airlink - in the basic Luxair livery at unknown airport, February 1989.

N279MA. Northwest Airlink - in the standard livery at unknown airport, October 1989.

N279MA. Northwest Airlink - in the standard livery at unknown airport, February 1990.

N279MA. Northwest Airlink Mesaba - in the standard livery at unknown airport, February 1990.

 

N279MA. Northwest Airlink - in the standard livery at unknown airport, October 1994.

N279MA. Eagle - in the standard livery at Las Vagas Airport, July 1996.

N279MA. Eagle - in the standard livery at Grand Canyon Airport, August 2000.
N279MA. Eagle - in the standard livery at Grand Canyon Airport, October 2000.
N279MA. Eagle - in the standard livery, location and date unknown.