VH-FKC. Fokker F28-1018. c/n 11025.


 

Ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as E-001 / PH-EXF - October 6, 1970

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-EXF - September 30, 1970

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - October 16, 1970

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKC - October 16, 1970

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Aircraft was configured with 60 economy class seats

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - October 17, 1970

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia - October 17, 1970

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - October 20, 1970

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Brindisi - Ankara - Teheran - Karachi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Singapore -

Bali - Port Headland - Perth

Flight crew: Captains S. Goddard, W. R. Anderson; Navigator B. S. McEwen

Aircraft was named 'RMA Arnhem Land'

Operated first revenue service - October 25, 1970

Operated MMA's first scheduled F28 service Darwin - Groote Eylandt - Gove - Darwin- March 8, 1971

Participated in the evacuation of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy devistated the city - December 1974

Uplifted 98 passengers on one relief flight (Captain H. Rowell; F/O C. Hey)

Major overhaul undertaken - September 10 to September 26, 1975

Withdrawn from service in preparation for lease to Nigerian Airways - June 1976

Lease did not eventuate and aircraft returned to service - August 3, 1976

MacRoberstson Miller Airlines was renamed Airlines of Western Australia - July 1, 1981

Leased to Air New South Wales - June 23, 1984

Returned to Airlines of Western Australia at end of lease - September 30, 1984

Airlines of Western Australia was renamed Ansett W.A. - October 1, 1984

Utilised by Air N.S.W. for one day - August 24, 1987

Leased to Ansett N.S.W. - March 1990

Aircraft was utilised for one service only during the lease

Returned to Ansett W.A. - November 1990

Withdrawn from service and stored at Perth - March 10, 1991

Returned to service - June 17, 1991

Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett W.A. operations were merged - July 1, 1993

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne as AN2468 (Captain van Geldren) - October 15, 1995

Advertised for immediate sale

Sold to Canadian Regional Airlines - April 1996

Departed Melbourne as AN4281 on delivery flight to Canada - April 12, 1996

Delivery route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Darwin - Manado - Manila - Taipei - Sendai - Sapporo -

Petropavlovsk - Kamchatskiy - Anadyr - Anchorage - Edmonton - Saskatoon

Flight crew: Captains I. H. Poole. P. Feiss; Engineers C. J. Smith, K. Brough

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 22, 1996

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FFKC - April 25, 1996

Registered to Canadian Regional (1998) Ltd

Aircraft did not enter service and was placed in storage at Saskatoon - April 1996

Used as a source for spare parts to service the airline's other Fellowships

Scrapped at Saskatoon - June 1997

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - May 4, 2001

Officially withdrawn from service - September 16, 2001

Remains reportedly still at Saskatoon - October 2006

 


 

VH-FKC. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, June 1979.

VH-FKC. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, October 1980.

VH-FKC. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, December 1980.

VH-FKC. Airlines of Western Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, November 1981.

VH-FKC. Airlines of Western Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, December 1981.

VH-FKC. Airlines of Western Australia - in the new livery at Perth Airport, June 1982.
 

 

VH-FKC. Airlines of Western Australia - in the new livery at Perth Airport, August 1986.
 

VH-FKC. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Geraldton Airport, September 1987.

VH-FKC. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Port Headland Airport, May 1988.
VH-FKC. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, July 1988.

VH-FKC. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, December 1992.

VH-FKC. Ansett - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-FKC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1995.