VH-NLS. Fokker F.27-1001. c/n 10105.


 

Ordered new by Aer Lingus - June 27, 1956

First flown as PH-FAA - May 23, 1958

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FAA - June 02, 1958

Registered to NV Kon. Ned Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 619)

This aircraft was involved in the F.27 Certification process making a total of 52 flights

Certificate of Airworthiness issued (CofA) - November 14, 1958

Delivered to Aer Lingus - November 19, 1958

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - November 19, 1958

This was the first Fokker Friendship to be delivered to an airline

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-AKA - November 19, 1958

Aircraft was named 'St. Fintan'

Badly damaged in landing accident at Glasgow (Renfrew) Airport - December 22, 1959

Sold to Aeroben Ltd and leased back to Aer Lingus - April 28, 1965

Withdrawn from use - June 1966

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register (CofR 1209) as PH-FSF - June 08, 1966

Registered to NV Kon. Ned Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

Ferried Dublin - Amsterdam - June 12, 1966

Converted to a Fokker F.27-1113 - June 1966

Sold to National Airways Corporation, New Zealand - June 19, 1966

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NAH - July 19, 1966

Registered to New Zealand Airways Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand

Aircraft was named ' Kawatere' (parakeet)

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 27, 1966

Departed Amsterdam on the delivery flight to New Zealand - July 27, 1966

Ownership transferred to Air New Zealand - April 01, 1978

Withdrawn from use and stored at Christchurch - September 01, 1981

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd - October 24, 1981

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - November 14, 1983

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NLS - January 12, 1984

Registered to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd, Sydney

Placed in open storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Sold to Charter Cruise Air Ltd - October 31, 1984

Registered to Charter Cruise Air Pty Ltd - December 27, 1984

Commenced operations with Charter Cruise Air t/a Aircruising Australia - April 26, 1985

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - March 25, 1993

Returned to Charter Cruise Air at end of lease - April 22, 1993

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane - March 02, 1994

Registered to Aircruising Australia Ltd - October 31, 1995

Leased to Aircruising New Zealand - November - December 22, 1998

Rear fuselage damaged when aircraft collided with passenger steps at Rotorua Airport - November 11, 1999

Repaired and returned to service

Ferried Sydney - Christchurch for New Zealand Tour - November 06, 2001

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney Airport - October 30, 2004

Sold to Aviodrome / Stichting Fokker Heritage Trust (FHT) - November 26, 2004

Departed Sydney on the ferry flight to Holland - December 06, 2004

Arrived Amsterdam at the conclusion of the ferry flight - December 15, 2004

Ferried to Fokker Services at Woensdrecht for overhaul - December 16, 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 23, 2005

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FHF (CofR 6768) - August 23, 2005

Registered to Stichting Fokker Heritage Trust

Rolled out at Schiphol East in the Nederlandse Luchtvaart Maatschappy (NLM) livery - September 02, 2005

Aircraft named 'Anthony H.G. Fokker'

Certificate of Airworthiness expired - November 15, 2006

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - March 13, 2008

Aircraft remains grounded due to damaged rear tail cone - to be repaired and returned to flight status

 


 

PH-FAA. Aer Lingus - in the original livery at Schiphol Airport, circa 1958.
EI-AKA. Aer Lingus - in the original livery at Schiphol Airport, circa 1958.
EI-AKA. Aer Lingus - in the modified livery at unknown airport, March 1959.

ZK-NAH. NAC National Airways - in standard livery at Christchurch Airport, date unknown.

 

ZK-NAH. Air New Zealand - in the transitional livery at Christchurch Airport, September 1980.

VH-NLS. A.A.S. - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1984.

VH-NLS. A.A.S. - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1984.

VH-NLS. A.A.S. - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1984.

VH-NLS. Aircruising Australia - undergoing overhaul at Melbourne Airport, January 1985.

VH-NLS. Aircruising Australia - being painted in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1985.

VH-NLS. Aircruising Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1985.
 

VH-NLS. Aircruising Australia - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1987.

VH-NLS. Aircruising Australia - in the original livery at an unknown airport, June 1991.

 
 

VH-NLS. Aircruising Australia - in the new livery at Wellington Airport, February 2001.

VH-NLS. Aircruising Australia - in the new livery at Cairns Airport, March 2004.

 

PH-FHF. NLM - in the full livery at Aviodrome, Lelystad, October 2005.

PH-FHF. NLM - in the full livery at Aviodrome, Lelystad, October 2005.
PH-FHF. NLM - in the full livery at Aviodrome, Lelystad, October 2005.

PH-FHF. NLM - in the full livery at Aviodrome, Lelystad, October 2005.

PH-FHF. NLM - in the full livery at Aviodrome, Lelystad, October 2005.
PH-FHF. NLM - in the full livery at Amsterdam Airport, July 2006.
 

 

PH-FHF. NLM - in the full livery at Amsterdam Airport, July 2006.