VH-FNP. Fokker F.27-2103. c/n 10305.


 

Ordered new by Ansett for Airlines of South Australia - October 18, 1965

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FIZ (CofR 1227) - August 16, 1966

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FIZ - August 17, 1966

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNP - August 23, 1966

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

This was the 198th Fokker Friendship to be delivered

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - August 24, 1966

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia - August 24, 1966

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at conclusion of delivery flight in full Airlines of N.S.W. livery - September 01, 1966

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

Singapore - Jakarta - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains J. Still, D. Gillespie, W. Taylor; Navigator W. Taylor, A. Crabbe (from Singapore);

Hostesses J. Moore, R. White

Repainted into Airlines of South Australia livery and delivered to them - September 19, 1966

Aircraft named 'City of Whyalla'

Withdrawn from Airlines of South Australia service and ferried to Melbourne (Essendon) - May 1968

Utilised by Ansett-ANA in full Airlines of South Australia livery - May / June 1968

Repainted into Airlines of N.S.W. livery before entering service with them - July 15, 1968

Repainted into Ansett Airlines of New South Wales 'delta' livery and rolled out - August 01, 1969

Damaged at Sydney Airport when the left main undercarriage leg inadvertently retracted - November 20, 1975

Engineer's truck that was parked under the wing prevented more extensive damage being sustained

Damage sustained from station 3100 to 16195 and was repaired on-site before returning to service

Leased to Ansett Airlines of South Australia - July 23, 1977

Repainted into Airlines of South Australia 'Piping Shrike' livery and rolled out - February 19, 1982

Aircraft named ' Sir Thomas Playford' at ceremony at West Beach Airport - March 14, 1982

Operated final A.S.A. service Adelaide - Port Lincoln - Adelaide as GJ440/441 - June 27, 1986

Returned to Melbourne (Tullamarine) and re-entered Ansett service in A.S.A. livery - June 29, 1986

Operated final Ansett service Wynyard - Melbourne (Captain N. Caldwell) - September 19, 1986

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - November 05, 1986

Sold to Air UK Ld - 1986

Departed Melbourne as AN27 on ferry flight to England - January 23, 1987

Arrived Norwich at conclusion of ferry flight - January 30, 1987

Delivery route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Broome - Denpasar - Singapore - Bangkok - Calcutta - Delhi -

Karachi - Bahrain - Jeddah - Cairo - Athens - Milan - Norwich

Flight crew: Captains K. R. L. Duncan, C. Harrold, G. G. Harris; LAME C. Brotherton

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 31, 1987

Sold to Pakistan International - September 02, 1987

Entered onto the Pakistani Aircraft Register as AP-BCZ - September 26, 1987

Damaged undertaking a training flight at Karachi International Airport - September 21, 1991

Undercarriage was retracted too early on take-off and aircraft settled back on the runway

Repaired and returned to service - December 30, 1991

Aircraft named 'City of Bannu' - 1997

Was intended to 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 the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority - July 12, 2006

Aircraft had flown 78,977 hours with 87,536 cycles

Sold to Pakistan Navy for parting out - May 18, 2007

 


 

PH-FIZ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Schiphol Airport, August 1966.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1966.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1966.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, date unknown.

 

VH-FNP. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1968.

VH-FNP. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Casino Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNP. Airlines of New South Wales - in the original livery, location and date unknown.

VH-FNP. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, April 1970.

VH-FNP. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1970.

VH-FNP. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1976.
 

 

VH-FNP. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1976.

 

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

VH-FNP. Ansett Airlines of South Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Adelaide Airport, March 1979.
VH-FNP. Ansett Airlines of South Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1980.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'piping shrike' livery at Adelaide Airport, March 1985.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'piping shrike' livery at Sydney Airport, August 1985.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'piping shrike' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1986.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - with rare 'Farewell S.A.' titles at Canberra Airport, July 1986.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'piping shrike' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1986.

VH-FNP. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'piping shrike' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1986.
   

AP-BCZ. Pakistan - in the new livery, location and date unknown.