VH-EWA. Fokker F28-4174. c/n 11195.


 

Ordered new by East West Airlines

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register with temporary registration E-775 / PH-EXO - February 8, 1983

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-EXO - March 7, 1983

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - April 15, 1983

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWA - April 15, 1983

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Ltd

Aircraft was configured for 72 passengers in economy class seating

Accepted by East West at Schiphol - April 15, 1983

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia - April 16, 1983

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - April 19, 1983

Aircraft named 'Don Shand'

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Norfolk Island as EW168 - April 30, 1983

Operated the last East West Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Brisbane service - July 10, 1983

Leased to Lloyd Aviation for duration of pilots' dispute - 1989

Withdrawn from service at Tamworth - May 9, 1991

Ferried Tamworth - Melbourne for refurbishment for Ansett Express - May 9, 1991

Transferred to Ansett Express - May 31, 1991

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - October 9, 1991

Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett Express was merged - October 31, 1996

Operated final revenue service Kununurra - Broome - Perth as AN375 (Captain P. Holmberg) - July 16, 1996

Ferried Perth - Melbourne for storage (Captain G. Martin) - July 20, 1996

Sold to Flight West Airlines - March 1997

Ferried Melboure - Brisbane (Captain P. Wells; F/O J. Browne) - March 27, 1997

Operated first revenue service with Flight West - April 5, 1997

Registered to Airline Facilities Pty Ltd - May 6, 1997

Registered to Flight West Airlines Pty Ltd - September 29, 1997

Aircraft named 'Robert U. Paul' after founding chairman of the airline at ceremony at Townsville Airport

Repainted in promotional 'North Queensland Cowboys National Rugby League' titles

Operated Flight West's inaugural international service Townsville - Port Moresby - October 12, 1998

Withdrawn from service and stored with markings removed at Brisbane - March 2001

Sold to Air Niugini - February 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 29, 2002

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANS - October 29, 2002

Test flown at Brisbane - November 2, 2002

Ferried Brisbane-Port Moresby as PX6010 - November 20, 2002

Operated first Air Niugini revenue service Port Moresby - Mt Hagen as PX180 - November 28, 2002

Officially withdrawn from service and stored at Port Moresby - February 2009

Scrapped

 


 

PH-EXO. East West - in the full livery at Schiphol Airport, April 1983.

VH-EWA. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, January 1984.

VH-EWA. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, January 1984.
VH-EWA. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, May 1984.

VH-EWA. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, December 1984.

VH-EWA. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.

VH-EWA. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1993.

VH-EWA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1995.
VH-EWA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1995.

VH-EWA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1995.

VH-EWA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1996.
VH-EWA. Flight West - in the 'Cowboys' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1998.

VH-EWA. Flight West - in the 'Cowboys' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1998.

VH-EWA. Flight West - in the 'Cowboys' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1998.

VH-EWA. Flight West - in the 'Cowboys' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2000.

VH-EWA. Flight West - in the basic 'Cowboys' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2001.

VH-EWA. Flight West - in the modified livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

P2-ANS. Air Niugini - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2002.