VH-EWC. Fokker F28-4174. c/n 11207.


 

Ordered by Skywest Holdings Pty Ltd on behalf of Skywest Airlines

Order was placed via East West to facilitate licence & import approvals

Was intended to be used on Perth - Port Headland - Karratha route along with a second Fellowship

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register with temporary registration E-799 / PH-EXX - October 25, 1983

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-EXX - January 2, 1984

Painted in full East West livery

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - September 20, 1994

Accepted by East West at Schiphol - September 21, 1984

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWC - September 21, 1984

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Ltd

Aircraft was configured for 72 passengers in economy class seating

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia - September 22, 1984

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - September 25, 1984

Aircraft was named 'Basil Brown'

Operated first revenue service Tamworth - Sydney - September 28, 1984

Used by Skywest in East West livery on Perth - Port Headland and Perth - Karratha routes - November 29, 1984

Operated the inaugural Sydney - Yulara - Perth service - December 1, 1984

Withdrawn from service and sold to Ansett N.S.W. - October 26, 1990

Transferred to Ansett Express following renaming of Ansett N.S.W. - November 28, 1990

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 Newman - Perth as AN335 (Captain K. Keane; F/O J. Browne) - April 3, 1997

Sold to Flight West Airlines - March 1997

Ferried Perth - Brisbane (Captain P. Wells; F/O M. Small) - April 9, 1997

Registered to Airline Facilities Pty Ltd - April 24, 1997

Was the first aircraft to be painted into the new Flight West livery during pre-service maintenance

Test flown at Brisbane - June 26, 1997

Operated Flight West's inaugural jet service Brisbane - Norfolk Island as YC837 - July 1, 1997

Aircraft named 'Wing Commander R.H. Bobby Gibbes' by Queensland Premier R. Borbidge

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

Operated the inaugural Flight West Brisbane - Longreach service - March 30, 1998

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

Sold to Air Niugini - February 2002

Operated final Flight West revenue service Townsville - Brisbane as YC711 - March 23, 2002

Flew test / acceptance flight at Brisbane - March 26, 2002

Ferried Brisbane - Port Moresby as YC5000 on delivery flight to Air Niugini - March 29, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 16, 2002

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANR

Operated first Air Niugini revenue service Port Moresby - Lae as PX104 - April 24, 2002

Withdrawn from use and placed in storage at Port Moresby - 2008

Offered for sale by Air Niugini for $US 1,400,000 - April 2008

Aircraft had flown 46,429 hours with 42,555 cycles

Observed at Kuala Lumpur / Subang in an all-white livery as P2-ANR - April 11, 2009

Observed at Kuala Lumpur / Subang in an all-white livery as P2-ANR - September 9, 2009

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-EWC. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, January 1985.

VH-EWC. East West - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, March 1985.

VH-EWC. East West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1989.

VH-EWC. Ansett - in basic East West livery at unknown airport, October 1990.

VH-EWC. Ansett - in basic East West livery at Sydney Airport, December 1990.
VH-EWC. Ansett - in basic East West livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1990.

VH-EWC. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Sydney Airport, April 1992.

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

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

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

VH-EWC. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1994.
VH-EWC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1995.

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

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

 

P2-ANR. Air Niugini - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2002.