VH-FKE. Fokker F28-1037. c/n 11040.


 

Ordered new by Fairchild-Hiller but not taken up

First flown - September 7, 1971

Purchased by MMA - September 7, 1971

Accepted by MMA at Schiphol - September 21, 1971

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKE - September 22, 1971

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Aircraft was configured with 60 economy class seats

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia - September 24, 1971

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - September 27, 1971

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

Denpasar - Port Headland - Perth

Flight crew: Captains S. Goddard, N. Hill; G. J. Meadows; Navigator W. C. Kennedy

Operated first revenue service - October 3, 1971

Aircraft was named 'RMA Gascoyne' by Mrs J. T. Tonkin, wife of W.A. Premier - October 16, 1971

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

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

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

Withdrawn from service at Perth - October 1993

Returned to service - date unknown

Aircraft was due to be retired in 1995 but was overhauled and remained in W.A. service

Aircraft effectively became the last F28-1000 in Ansett service

Operated final revenue service Mt Newman - Perth as AN337 (Captain H. Rogers) - July 28, 1996

Sold to Time Air / Canadian Regional Airlines

During pre-delivery service titles were removed and tail repainted solid blue

Departed Perth as AN4293 on delivery flight to Canada - August 1, 1996

Delivery route: Perth - Darwin - Manado - Manila - Taipei - Sendai - Sapporo - Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy -

Anadyr - Anchorage - Junea - Sakatoon - Calgary

Flight crew: Captains R. S. Hosking, A. Wilson; Engineers J. Thomas, L. Mason; Supernumeey M. Crowe

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 16, 1996

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GFKE

Aircraft did not enter service with Time Air / Canadian Regional Airlines

Stored at Calgary and used as a source for spares to support the operations of the airline's Fellowship fleet

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - September 8, 2000

Aircraft remains were used by the Calgary Airport Fire Department as a training aid

Observed at Calgary with tail section still attached to the fueslage - May 2009

Observed at Calgary with tail section removed and lying behind fuselage - June 2009

Remains had been removed from the site - July 19, 2009

 


 

VH-FKE. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, January 1972.

VH-FKE. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, Octobeer 1975.

VH-FKE. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, July 1978.

VH-FKE. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, May 1979.

VH-FKE. Airlines of Western Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, November 1981.
VH-FKE. Airlines of Western Australia - in the new livery at Perth Airport, October 1983.
 

VH-FKE. Airlines of Western Australia - in the new livery at Perth Airport, March 1985.

 

VH-FKE. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, March 1985.

VH-FKE. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Adelaide Airport, April 1987.

VH-FKE. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, August 1988.
 

VH-FKE. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Adelaide Airport, August 1988.

VH-FKE. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1993.