VH-EWD. Fokker F28-4174. c/n 11208.


 

Ordered by Skywest Holdings Pty Ltd on behalf of Skywest Airlines

Order was placed via East West to facilitate licence and 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-801 / PH-EXT - January 05, 1984

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-EXT - January 06, 1984

Placed in storage at Woensdrecht

Painted into the standard East West livery

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - October 30, 1984

Accepted by East West at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - November 13, 1984

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWD - November 13, 1984

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Ltd

Aircraft was configured for 72 passengers in economy class seating

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - November 14, 1984

Arrived Tamworth at the conclusion of the delivery flight - November 17, 1984

Operated first revenue service Tamworth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - November 23, 1984

Withdrawn from service and sold to Ansett Express - June 24, 1991

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for refurbishment - ?

Operated first revenue service with Ansett Express Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra - July 10, 1991

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - October 09, 1991

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

Operated final revenue service Mackay - Brisbane as AN267 - July 07, 1996

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - July 10, 1996

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - April 30, 1999

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as AN4907 - April 30, 1999

Returned to service Perth - Port Headland as AN324 - May 2, 1999

Withdrawn from use after operating Broome - Perth as AN377 (Captains R. Hodge, M. Coletti) - December 06, 1999

Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4406 (Captain A. Wilson; F/O S. Allen) - December 07, 1999

Returned to service to operate charter flight Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Portland as AN4331 - December 14, 1999

Last revenue service Portland - Melboure as AN4332 (Captain R. Hosking; F/O S. Allen) - December 15, 1999

Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Melbourne having flown 33,430 hours with 29,207 cycles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register at Ansett's request - October 19, 2001

Sold to Universal Asset Management, Memphis, TN - October 2001

Sold to Air Futures, Los Angeles

Stripped of parts at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Fuselage trucked to a holding yard at East Keilor, Melbourne - December 09, 2001

Fuselage taken to small aviation museum near Mitiamo, Victoria - 2004

Museum moved to Simpsons Creek Road, Arnold, Victoria - 2006

Currently open for inspection on weekends

 


 

PH-EXT. East West - in the full livery at Amsterdam Airport, October 1984.

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

VH-EWD. East West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1986.

VH-EWD. East West - in the full livery at Canberra Airport, March 1990.

VH-EWD. East West - with the partial Ansett 'Union Jack' tail at Melbourne Airport, June 1991.
VH-EWD. East West - with the partial Ansett 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1991.
VH-EWD. East West - with the partial Ansett 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1991.

VH-EWD. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Canberra Airport, November 1994.

VH-EWD. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at an unknown airport, January 1995.
 

 

VH-EWD. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1995.