VH-FNO. Fokker F.27-4102. c/n 10304.


 

Ordered new by Ansett-ANA for Airlines of South Australia - October 15, 1965

Redesigned during production from a Mark 400 to a Mark 600QC

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FIY - August 02, 1966

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1225)

First flown as PH-FIY - August 02, 1966

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNO - August 05, 1966

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - August 05, 1966

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - August 05, 1966

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - August 16, 1966

Arrived in the standard Airlines of South Australia livery but was not operated by them

Repainted into the Ansett-ANA livery at Melbourne before entering service

Operated first revenue service - August 1966

Ansett-ANA was renamed Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

Leased to M.M.A. - March 14, 1975

Withdrawn from M.M.A. service at Perth due to downturn in pasenger numbers - 1975

Returned to service with M.M.A. - March 1976

Withdrawn from use by M.M.A. - August 03, 1976

Returned to Ansett Airlines of Australia in Melbourne(Tullamarine) - September 04, 1976

Leased to M.M.A. to cover planned maintenance on F-28 VH-FKE - May 17 to June 27, 1978

Returned to Ansett Airlines of Australia - December 26, 1980

Leased to Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia - April 29, 1981 to August 01, 1982

Operated the final Ansett Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hamilton - Mount Gambier service as AN700 - May 21, 1983

Crew: Captain Johnson-Bell

Operated final Ansett revenue service Hamilton Island - Cairns as AN663 - July 19, 1989

Flight crew: Captains Kennedy, J. Swift

Ferried Cairns - Charleville - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage (Captain P. H. Lomas) - July 22, 1989

Sold to Air U.K. Engineering - 1992

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom as AN27 - February 06, 1992

Ferry route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Broome - Denpasar - Seletar - Bangkok - Calcutta - Karachi - Teheran -

Istanbul - Vienna - Norwich

Flight crew: Captains J. Dorward, K. Broomhead; LAME G. Vacirca

When the aircraft arrived at Norwich it was placed in open storage

An intended sale to Expresso Aero did not eventuate and the aircraft remained stored at Norwich

Ferried Norwich - Exeter for overhaul and repainting - March 16, 1993

An intended sale to Ratioflug GmbH did not eventuate

Ferried Exeter - Norwich for storage - June 20, 1993

Sold to Sheikh Kamal Adham (Almabani General Contractors Company) - December 11, 1993

Entered Air UK Engineering hangar at Norwich for overhaul - December 13, 1993

Ferried Norwich - Exeter for repainting - January 1994

Accepted by Sheikh Kamal Adham at Exeter - January 15, 1994

Entered onto the Saudi Aircraft Register as HZ-KA8 - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 18, 1994

Used by Saudi Royal family in executive configuration and was based at Riyadh

Sold to El Imports, Dublin - February 1997

Withdrawn from use, flown to Exeter for storage and advertised for sale by Avcon - February 13, 1998

Sold to Trygon Limited - November 1999

Entered onto the Equatorial Guinea Aircraft Register as 3C-AWW - ?

Ferried Exeter - Southend as 3C-AWW - December 02, 1999

Aircraft scrapped at Southend - September 2000

Aircraft had flown 50,411 hours with 48,947 cycles

 


 

PH-FIY. Airlines of South Australia - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Airport, August 1966.

VH-FNO Airlines of South Australia - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Airport, August 1966.

VH-FNO. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1968.

VH-FNO. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, June 1977.

VH-FNO. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, July 1979.

VH-FNO. MMA Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, date unknown.

 

VH-FNO. MMA Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNO. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1981.

VH-FNO. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1981.

VH-FNO. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1981.

VH-FNO. Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1982.

VH-FNO. Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1982.

VH-FNO. Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1982.
 

VH-FNO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1985.

VH-FNO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, October 1986.