VH-FKG. Fokker F28-1048. c/n 11031.


 

Originally intended for L.T.U. but not taken up

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register with temporary registration E-30 - November 20, 1970

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as E-30 - March 11, 1971

Sold to AviAction, Germany - April 1, 1971

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-AHLB

Accepted by AviAction at Schiphol - April 1, 1971

Ferried Amsterdam - Hamburg - April 1, 1971

Leased to Braathens SAFE - January 15, 1973

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-HLB

Returned to AviAction at end of lease - April 30, 1973

Repossessed by Fokker-VFW - December 11, 1973

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft register as PH-ZBH (CofR2083) - December 12, 1973

Aircraft stored at Woensdrecht

Leased to Touraine Air Transport (TAT), France - June 1, 1974

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - December 14, 1974

Repainted in full Air France livery at Schiphol - December 14, 1974

Entered onto the French Aircraft register as F-BUTE - January 1, 1975

Leased to Air France - April 12, 1977

Used by Air France on Poste de Nuit services

Sold to MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA) - March 1981

Accepted by MMA at Dinard, France - March 23, 1981

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKG - March 30, 1981

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Aircraft was configured with 60 economy class seats

Departed Dinard on delivery flight to Australia in basic Air France livery - April 1, 1981

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - April 6, 1981

Delivery route: Dinard - Brindisi - Cairo - Bahrain - Karachi - Muscat - Bombay - Calcutta - Bangkok - Singapore -

Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Spring s- Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains W. R. Anderson, E. K. Paterson, J. Carson; Navigator W. C. Kennedy;

Engineers J. McNair, K. Dalby

It was the first aircraft to be painted into Airlines of Western Australia livery during pre-service layup

During test flight at Melbourne aircraft attempted to roll onto its back but was recovered safely

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

Ferried Melbourne - Adelaide - Kalgoorlie - Perth on delivery to Airlines of Western Australia - July 17, 1981

Flight crew: Captains E. K. Paterson, C. C. Smith

Operated first revenue service - July 19, 1981

Aircraft was named 'RMA Horrie Miller' by Dame Mary Miller at Broome Airport - August 2, 1981

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

Operated final revenue service Karratha - Perth - August 23, 1989

Stored at Perth Airport at the start on the Pilots' Dispute

Aircraft had flown 19,784 hours and 20,822 cycles whilst in service with Ansett

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 3, 1989

Sold to Horizon Air, USA - November 7, 1989

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N803PH

Departed Perth with Ansett 'Southern Cross' tail livery on delivery to United States - November 9, 1989

Registered to MNC Credit Corporation - July 25, 1990

Leased to Horizon Airlines as registered operator - July 25, 1990

Registered to General Electric Capital Corporation - December 17, 1990

Leased to Horizon Airlines as registered operator - December 17, 1990

Withdrawn from service - November 1997

Arrived Marana for long term storage - May 30, 1998

Scrapped at Davis Monthan - April 2000

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - July 18, 2001

Aircraft had flown 55,269 hours with 59,930 cycles

 


 

F-BUTE. Air France Air Paris - in the old livery at Paris Airport, June 1977.

F-BUTE. Air France TAT - in the old livery at Paris Airport, September 1977.

F-BUTE. Air France TAT - in the old livery at Paris Airport, November 1977.
 

VH-FKG. Airlines of Western Australia - in the basic Air France livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1981.

VH-FKG. Airlines of Western Australia - in the basic Air France livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1981.
 

VH-FKG. Airlines of Western Australia - in the full livery at Perth Airport, September 1981.

VH-FKG. Airlines of Western Australia - in the full livery at Perth Airport, June 1985.
VH-FKG. Airlines of Western Australia - in the full livery at Perth Airport, November 1985.
 

VH-FKG. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, March 1986.

N803PH. Horizon Air - in the full livery at an unknown airport, July 1990.