VH-EWF. Fokker F28-3130. c/n 11143.


 

Ordered new by Cimber Air A/S, Soenderborg, Denmark

First flown as PH-EXZ - March 7, 1979

Accepted by Cimber Air at Schiphol - April 10, 1979

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-BRM

Leased to Touraine Air Transport (TAT) - May 1, 1979

Returned to Cimber Air at end of lease - August 19, 1979

Wet-leased to Saudia Arabian Airlines - July 1, 1980

Returned to Cimber Air at end of lease - December 16, 1986

Prepared for sale to East West Airlines - April 1987

Sold to East West Airlines - April 11, 1987

Departed Soenderborg on delivery flight to Australia - April 8, 1987

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - April 12, 1987

Arrived as OY-BRM in Saudia livery and was overhauled and repainted at Tamworth

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWF - June 11, 1987

Registered to East west Airlines (Operations) Ltd

Aircraft was configured with 64 economy seats

Operated first revenue service Tamworth - Sydney - June 13, 1987

Operated last East West revenue service - October 11, 1990

Transferred to Ansett N.S.W.

Operated first revenue service with Ansett N.S.W. - October 23, 1990

Was the first aircraft to be repainted into the Ansett Express livery - November 1990

Operated first Ansett Express Sydney - Norfolk Island service - November 28, 1990

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

Transferred to Ansett Australia when all Ansett Express services were absorbed - October 31, 1993

Withdrawn from service and stored at Sydney - June 1995

Returned to service - ?

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne as AN2179 - July 2, 1995

Officially withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Sold to Kalahari Express Airlines, Windhoek, Namibia - 1997

Sale was delayed but officially confirmed - October 1998

Ferried Melbourne - Perth as AN4405 (Captain R.S. Hosking; F/O M. McGowan) - October 22, 1998

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 27, 1998

Extensive D-Check was completed by Hawker Pacific, Perth - September 20, 1999

Test flown at Perth - April 10, 2000

Entered onto the Namibian Aircraft Register as V5-KEX - ?

Departed Perth on delivery flight to South Africa - April 11, 2000

Arrived Windhoek at conclusion of delivery flight - April 13, 2000

Delivery route: Perth - Learmonth - Christmas Island - Medan - Colombo - Male - Mahe - Harare - Windhoek

Leased to Air Nmibia - April 2000

Transferred to Air Namibia when it merged with Kalahari Express - 2000

Observed stored at Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa in Air Namibia livery - March 2003

Sold to AirQuarius Aviation Pty Ltd, Lanseria, South Africa - July 2003

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-JAP - October 31, 2003

Registered to AirQuarius Cobtracts Pty Ltd

Observed at Lanseria being overhauled - January 10, 2007

Observed at Lanseria without engines and no registration - January 8, 2008

Current status - ?

 


 

OY-BRM. Cimber - in the full livery at an unknown airport, May 1979.

VH-EWF. East West - in the modified livery at Sydney Airport, January 1988.

VH-EWF. East West - in the modified livery at Sydney Airport, December 1988.
 

 

VH-EWF. East West - in the modified livery at Canberra Airport, February 1990.
 

VH-EWF. Ansett - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1990.

VH-EWF. Ansett - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1990.

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

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

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

VH-EWF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1995.

VH-EWF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1995.
VH-EWF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1995.
 

VH-EWF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1995.

VH-EWF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1995.

 

V5-KEX. Air Namibia - in the all-white livery without titles at Perth Airport, April 2000.

V5-KEX. Air Namibia - in the all-white livery at Lanseria Airport, June 2000.
V5-KEX. Air Namibia - in the all-white livery at Lanseria Airport, April 2003.