VH-FNS. Fokker F.27-6108QC. c/n 10318.

 

Ordered new by Ansett-ANA for Ansett-MAL - October 21, 1965

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

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FKN - January 18, 1967

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1253)

First flown as PH-FKN - January 19, 1967

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNS - January 26, 1967

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

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - January 27, 1967

Aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - January 27, 1967

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia in the Ansett-MAL livery - January 27, 1967

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - February 02, 1967

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

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

Flight crew: Captains M. Laurie, W. Johns; Navigator Captain J. Coakley; LAME A. Semon

Did not enter service with Ansett-MAL but was repainted into the standard Ansett-ANA livery - February 08, 1967

Operated first Ansett-A.N.A. revenue service - February 10, 1967

Chartered by Airlines of South Australia - March 1967

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

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to New Guinea - July 29, 1977

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 29, 1977

Sold to Air Niugini - July 30, 1977

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANS - July 30, 1977

Operated first Air Niugini revenue service - August 01, 1977

Withdrawn from service and stored at Port Morseby - March 1984

Sold to Air UK - July 15, 1984

Arrived Norwich at the conclusion of its ferry flight - August 10, 1984

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BLMM - September 20, 1984

Sold to Alkair Flight Operations ApS, Denmark - October 01, 1985

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 17, 1985

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-CCK - October 1985

Accepted by Alkair at Norwich - October 23, 1985

Aircraft was named 'Store Knud'

Registered to Aps Kbus Nr.1351/Satair - November 08, 1985

Leased to Alkair as the registered operator

Wet-leased to Lufthansa - January 1986

Registered to Satfly A/S - July 07, 1986

Wet-leased to Societe Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aerienne - September 22, 1986

Returned to Alkair Flight Operations ApS - October 08, 1986

Leased to Star Air A/S - September 01, 1987

Sub-leased to Schreiner Airways BV - May 24, 1988

We-leased to Gambia Air Shuttle Ltd - May 25, 1988 to June 04, 1988

Returned to Schreiner Airways BV - June 05, 1988

Returned to Alkair - July 04, 1988

Registered to Alkair Flight Operations ApS - July 08, 1988

Wet-leased to Ratioflug Luftahrtunterehmen GmbH - August 09, 1988

Sold to Rationflug - November 25, 1988

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-ADEP - November 30, 1988

Leased to WDL Flugdienst GmbH as the registered operator - June 16, 1994

Ratioflug GmbH suspended all operations due to financial difficulties - December 19, 1997

The lease to WDL Aviation (Koln) GmbH continied - December 19, 1997

Leased to Channel Express (Air Services) Ltd - January 03, 2001

Returned to WDL Aviation GmbH - Janyary 06, 2001

Sold to WDL Aviation (Koln) GmbH - July 01, 2004

Wet-leased to Team Farnair Europe - June 19, 2006

Current status - ?

 

VH-FNS. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, February 03, 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-848.)

VH-FNS. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, May 07, 1967.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1993-218.)

VH-FNS. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-023.)

VH-FNS. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, date unknown.

(E. D. Daw Collection Copyright Image 1999-413.)

VH-FNS. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-412.)

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

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1999-414.)

VH-FNS. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-024.)

VH-FNS. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1975.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-411.)

VH-FNS. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 28, 1976.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1999-615.)

P2-ANS. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-165.)

P2-ANS. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline - in the standard livery at Port Moresby Airport, January 1982.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1993-168.)

P2-ANS. Air Niugini - in the basic livery at Norwich Airport, Septeber 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-497.)

P2-ANS. Air Niugini - in the basic livery at Norwich Airport, Septeber 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-894.)

OY-CCK. Alkair - 'Store Knud' in the standard livery at Stockholm Airport, March 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-167.)

OY-CCK. Alkair - 'Store Knud' in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, April 1987.

(N. Roozen Copyright Image 1999-036.)

OY-CCK. Star Air - 'Store Knud' in the white livery at an unknown airport, October 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-168.)

OY-CCK. Ratioflug - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-169.)

D-ADEP. Ratioflug - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, February 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-170.)

D-ADEP. Ratioflug - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, February 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-060.)

D-ADEP. WDL - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-588.)