VH-FNR. Fokker F.27-4108. c/n 10317.


Ordered new by Ansett-ANA for Ansett-MAL - October 20, 1965

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

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FKM - January 6, 1967

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1251)

First flown as PH-FKM - January 9, 1967

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNR - January 17, 1967

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Schiphol in Ansett-MAL livery - January 18, 1967

Originally configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - January 18, 1967

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

Singapore-Jakarta-Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - January 25, 1967

Flight crew: Capts D. Campbell, D. Regan; Navigator W.C. Kennedy

Entered service with Ansett-ANA - February 3, 1967

Damaged whilst landing at Maryborough when nose-gear collapsed - October 7, 1969

Repaired and returned to service

Chartered by Air Nauru - January 19, 1972

Ansett Airlines of Australia renamed Ansett Australia - April 30, 1981

Leased to Airlines of South Australia - June 26, 1982

Entered service with Airlines of South Australia - August 13, 1982

Aircraft was named ' Daisy Bates' at ceremony at West Beach Airport - September 13, 1982

Operated by Ansett Air Freight at night for freight runs - Adelaide-Melbourne-Adelaide - 1983

Withdrawn from Airlines of South Australia service - December 2, 1985

Ferried Adelaide-Melboure on return to Ansett - December 3, 1985

Temporarily withdrawn from Ansett Airlines service and stored Melbourne - March 1986

Returned to Ansett service in full Airlines of South Australia livery

Operated inaugural Ansett Cairns-Hamilton Island-Rockhampton service - August 1, 1986

Operated final revenue service Sydney-Merimbula-Cooma-Sydney as WX838/839 - July 21, 1988

Flight crew: Capt I Stansfield

Ferried Sydney-Melbourne for storage (Capt I. Stansfield) - July 24, 1988

Leased to Malmo Aviation, Sweden via Ansett Industries (Hong Kong) ltd - August 5, 1988

Aircraft was to be utilised on the T.N.T. freight network

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight as AN27 - August 5, 1988

Ferry route: Melbourne-Alice Springs-Broome-Denpasar-Singapore (Seletar)-Bangkok-Calcutta-Delhi-

Karachi-Bahrain-Jeddah-Cairo-Athens-Milano-Amsterdam-Norwich

Arrived Norwich at conclusion of ferry flight - August 13, 1988

Flight crew: Capts K. Broomhead, P. Lomas, G. F. Sims; LAME D. Holgate

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 15, 1988

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KGC

Registered to Ansett Industries (Hong Kong) Ltd

Leased to Malmo Aviation Ltd as registered operator

Departed Norwich on delivery to Malmo Aviation - September 6, 1988

Sub-leased to Air Foyle Ltd - September 13, 1988

Transferred to Pan Air - April 23, 1990

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-435 - April 23, 1990

Rergistered as EC-EUU - May 1990

Withdrawn from Pan Air service at Madrid - April 1991

Returned to Ansett Industries (Hong Kong) at Norwich and stored - August 7, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNR - October 30, 1991

Aircraft was not operated after this date by any Ansett airline

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 8, 1991

Leased to Brooker-Wheaton Aviation Ltd - November 23, 1991

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GBWC

Operated by Morningstar Air Express for Federal Express

Returned to Ansett Industries (Hong Kong) - November 1993

Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Marana, Arizona - November 1993

Aircraft scrapped at Marana - March 20, 1998

Aircraft had flown 48,708 hours with 49,124 cycles


VH-FNR. Ansett-ANA - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1975.

VH-FNR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1976.

VH-FNR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Cairns Airport, December 1980.

VH-FNR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1981.

VH-FNR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, July 1982.

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

VH-FNR. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'Piping Shrike' livery, April 1983.

VH-FNR. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'Piping Shrike' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1985.

VH-FNR. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'Piping Shrike' livery at Adelaide Airport, May 1985.

VH-FNR. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'Piping Shrike' livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1986.

 

VH-FNR. Airlines of South Australia - in the 'piping shrike' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

 

SE-KGC. T.N.T. Malmo Aviation - in the full TNT livery at Stockholm Airport, August 1989.

SE-KGC. T.N.T. Malmo Aviation - in the full TNT livery at Stockholm Airport, August 1989.

EC-EUU. T.N.T. Pan Air - in the full TNT livery at Madrid Airport, December 1990.