VH-FNT. Fokker F.27-6108QC. c/n 10322.
Aircraft was ordered new by Ansett-ANA - May 11, 1966
Redesigned during production from a Mark 400 to a Mark 600 aircraft
Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FKS - March 01, 1967
Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1260)
First flown as PH-FKS - March 03, 1967
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNT - March 09, 1967
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdam (Schipho)l - March 09, 1967
Aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers
Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - March 10, 1967
Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - March 10, 1967
Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - March 18, 1967
Delivery route: Amsterdam - Rome - Athens - Beirut - Damascus - Bahrain - Karachi - Delhi - Calcutta -
Bangkok - Singapore - Jakarta - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains R. Stanton, A. Lake; Navigator B. S. McEwan
Entered service with Ansett-A.N.A. - March 1967
Ansett-ANA was renamed Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968
Chartered by Airlines of South Australia - July 1969
Leased to Air Nauru - January 01, 1972
Leased to M.M.A. - December 15 - 21, 1975
Operated services for both Ansett and Airlines of Northern Australia - April 29, 1981 to August 01, 1982
Participated in memorial flypast over Melbourne honouring Sir Reginald Ansett - February 15, 1982
Flight crew: Captains K. Wallace, D. Wyatt
Leased to Ansett Air Freight for night freight operations - 1983
Operated last Ansett F.27 service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Mildura - Melbourne as AN706/707 - April 29, 1983
Inaugurated a 'no frills service' on the Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra route for Air N.S.W. - March 03, 1986
Operated last revenue service Wynyard - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN1886 - June 27, 1986
Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport
Sold to Air UK - March 04, 1987
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom as AN27 - March 06, 1987
Ferry route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Broome - Denpasar - Singapore (Seletar) - Bangkok - Calcutta - Dehli -
Karachi - Bahrain - Jeddah - Cairo - Athens - Milano - Norwich
Flight crew: Captains J. A. McEnlly, K. Broomhead, F. Kollar; LAME B. Dickson; Loadmaster J. Bibo
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 25, 1988
The intended sale to Pakistan International Airlines did not eventuate
Leased to Aviaco Aviacion y Comercio SA, Spain - March 02, 1988
Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-137 - ?
Reregistered as EC-EHG - March 04, 1988
Withdrawn from use and ferried to Norwich for storage - October 30, 1989
Returned to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - November 01, 1989
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNT - July 05, 1990
Aircraft was not operated by any Ansett company after this date
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 17, 1991
Leased to Brooker-Wheaton Aviatuion Ltd - December 18, 1991
Accepted by Brooker-Wheaton Aviation at Norwich - December 21, 1991
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FAFE - January 29, 1992
Brooker-Wheaton Aviation Ltd was renamed Morningstar Air Express - August 20, 1992
Operated by Morningstar Air Express for Fedex Canada
Registered to Morningstar Air Express Inc - October 19, 1992
Returned to A.T.I. and placed in open storage at Marana, Arizona - November 07, 1993
Sold to Peruvian Coast Guard - October 05, 1995
Delivered to the Guarda Costa (Peruvian Coast Guard) as AB584 - October 15, 1995
Observed in service with Guarda Costa - October 25, 1996
Observed at Lima-Callao as withdrawn from use and stored - April 04, 2003
Observed in service with Guarda Costa at Lime, Peru - May 03, 2006
Current status ?
VH-FNT. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1969.
VH-FNT. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-FNT. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1981.
VH-FNT. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Adelaide Airport, June 1983.
VH-FNT. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Adelaide Airport, July 1983.
VH-FNT. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1983.
EC-EHG. Aviaco - in the standard livery at unknown airport, September 1988.
EC-EHG. Aviaco - in the standard livery at unknown airport, March 1989.
C-FAFE. Fedex Feeder Canada - in the standard livery at Vancouver Airport, December 1992.