VH-EWB. Fokker F28-4174. c/n 11205.


 

Ordered new by East West Airlines

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register with temporary registration E-795 / PH-EXO - September 6, 1983

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-EXO - October 26, 1983

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - November 23, 1983

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWB - November 23, 1983

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Ltd

Aircraft was configured for 72 passengers in economy class seating

Accepted by East West at Schiphol - November 24, 1983

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia - November 24, 1983

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - November 27, 1983

Aircraft named 'George Harrison'

Operated first revenue service - December 6, 1983

Operated East West's inaugural Brisbane - Cairns service - July 21, 1986

Operated East West's last F28 service Sydney - Tamworth as EW306 - July 18, 1991

Flight crew: Captains T. Clayton, E. Norman

Transferred to Ansett Express - August 2, 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 for Ansett Australia Kalgoorlie - Perth as AN357 - November 30, 1996

Flight crew: Captain M. Diamond; F/O D. Anderson

Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - December 2, 1996

Sold to Flight West Airlines - March 1997

Ferried Melboure - Perth for overhaul and painting by Hawker de Havilland - May 30, 1997

Registered to Airline Facilities Pty Ltd - July 7, 1997

Ferried Perth - Brisbane (Captain K. Simpson; F/O S. Allen) - July 29, 1997

Operated first Flight West revenue service Brisbane - Proserpine - August 30, 1997

Registered to Flight West Airlines Pty Ltd - September 8, 1997

Aircraft named 'Sir John Guise' at ceremony at Port Morseby - September 12, 1997

Operated services for Ansett within Queensland and Northern Territory in Flight West livery - August 2000

Flight West suspended operations - June 19, 2001

Leased to Ansett Australia - June 29, 2001

Advertised for sale by Aeromil (Australia) Pty Ltd - August 16, 2001

Operated the final passenger service by an Australian registered Fokker F28 - March 23, 2002

Operated the Townsville - Brisbane service as YC5811 for Flight West

Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane - March 25, 2002

Sold to International Air Parts -March 2003

Dismantling commenced at Brisbane Airport - March 10, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 8, 2003

 


 

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

VH-EWB. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, July 1987.

VH-EWB. East West - in the full livery at Maroochydore Airport, July 1984.

VH-EWB. East West - in the full livery at Maroochydore Airport, July 1984.

VH-EWB. East West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1987.
VH-EWB. East West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1987.

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

VH-EWB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1993.

VH-EWB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1993.

VH-EWB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1993.

VH-EWB. Flight West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1997.

VH-EWB. Flight West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1997.
 

VH-EWB. Flight West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1998.