VH-EWG. Fokker F28-3137. c/n 11151.


 

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

First flown as PH-EXU - July 12, 1979

Accepted by Cimber Air at Schiphol - August 14, 1979

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-BRN

Leased to Touraine Air Transport (TAT) - August 19, 1979

Returned to Cimber Air at end of lease - August 31, 1979

Wet-leased to Saudia Arabian Airlines - June 26, 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-BRN in Saudia livery and was overhauled and repainted at Tamworth

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWG - June 26, 1987

Registered to East west Airlines (Operations) Ltd

Aircraft was configured with 64 economy seats

Operated first revenue service - June 1987

Leased to Ansett W.A. in full East West livery - May 1, 1988

Returned to East West at end of lease - October 10, 1988

Ferried Perth - Tamworth - October 30, 1988

Repainted into Ansett Express livery - December 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

Operated last revenue service Mackay - Brisbane as AN261 - March 16, 1996

Withdrawn from service at Brisbane - March 16, 1996

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - March 16, 1996

Returned to service - July 1, 1996

Operated final revenue service Mackay - Brisbane as AN265 (Captain R. Cooper) - July 13, 1996

Officially withdrawn from service at Brisbane - July 13, 1996

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Capt M. Collins) for storage - July 17, 1996

Sold to Kalahari Express Airlines, Windhoek, Namibia - August 1997

Ferried Melbourne - Perth as AN4892 (Captain R. S. Hosking; F/O M. Lobert) - September 1, 1997

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 27, 1998

Overhaul completed by Hawker Pacific, Perth - January 1999

Test flown at Perth - January 21, 1999

Test flown at Perth - October 20, 1999

Entered onto the Namibian Aircraft Register as V5-KEA

Departed Perth on delivery flight to South Africa - October 21, 1999

Arrived Windhoek at conclusion of delivery flight - October 24, 1999

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

Reportedly leased to Gambia International Airlines Ltd, Banjul, Gambia - 2001

Observed stored at Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa in all-white livery - May 2003

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

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

Registered to AirQuarius Cobtracts Pty Ltd

Observed at Lanseria in all-white livery as V5-KEA being worked on - June 20, 2005

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

Written off and scrapped at Lanseria - January 2010

 


 

OY-BRN. Cimber - in the full livery at an unknown airport, August 1979.

OY-BRN. Saudia - in the full livery at Dinard Airport, August 1982.

OY-BRN. Cimber - in the basic Saudia livery at Dinard Airport, March 1987.
 

VH-EWG. East West - in the modified livery at Karratha Airport, September 1987.

VH-EWG. East West - in the modified livery at Perth Airport, July 1988.

 

VH-EWG. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Sydney Airport, May 1991.

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

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

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

VH-EWG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1995.
 

V5-KEA. Kalahari Express Airlines - in the white livery at Lanseria Airport, December 1999.

V5-KEA. Kalahari Express Airlines - in the white livery at Lanseria Airport, January 2000.
V5-KEA. Air Namibia - in the white livery at Lanseria Airport, September 2000.
 

V5-KEA. Gambia International Airlines - in the white livery at Lanseria Airport, August 2001.

V5-KEA. Gambia International Airlines - in the white livery at Lanseria Airport, October 2002.