VH-FKI. Fokker F28-4163. c/n 11183. Was also registered as: VH-AHT.


 

Originally built for Pelita Air Service but not taken up

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register with temporary registration E-748 / PH-EXZ - April 6, 1982

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-EXZ - April 16, 1982

Sold to Ansett Transport Industries for use by Airlines of Western Australia - June 1982

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - July 14, 1982

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 14, 1982

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKI - July 14, 1982

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Aircraft was configured for 69 passengers in economy class seating

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - July 16, 1982

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - July 20, 1982

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Cairo - Bahrain - Dubai - Muscat - Bombay - Calcutta - Bangkok - Singapore -

Denpasar - Port Headland - Perth

Flight crew: Captains E. K. Paterson, J. P. Bird, C. C. Smith; Navigator B. S. McEwen; Engineers B. Cowdell, J. Rees

On arrival aircraft made a low fly-past in front of the company's head office

Aircraft was named 'RMA Cyril Kleinig' by Mrs R. Kleinig at Perth Airport - July 29, 1982

Operated first revenue service - August 1, 1982

Operated Air New South Wales inaugural Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Brisbane service - September 18, 1983

Operated first Perth - Denpasar service for Qantas - June 2, 1984

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

Transferred to East West Airlines - December 4, 1988

Repainted in East West livery before entering service - December 12, 1988

Transferred to Ansett W. A. - August 23, 1990

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

Withdrawn from use to undergo heavy maintenance in Brisbane - November 1998

Ferried Brisbane - Alice Springs - Perth as AN4407 after maintenance - March 22, 1999

Returned to service - March 22, 1999

Operated final revenue servive Newman - Perth as AN335 - December 28, 1999

Flight crew on this last Ansett F28 service: Captain R. Hosking; F/O H. Wightman

Ferried Perth - Melbourne as AN4406 (Captain R. Hodge; F/O S. Marley) for storage - December 29, 1999

Aircraft had flown 46,080 hours with 36,532 cycles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 19, 2001

Sold to Universal Asset Management, Memphis, Tennessee - October 2001

Sold to International Air Parts (IAP), Sydney - October 2001

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AHT - February 12, 2002

Registered to IAP Group Australia, Narrabeen, NSW

Observed stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport without engines in all-white livery - June 2002

Sold to AirQuarius Aviation Pty Ltd, Lanseria, South Africa

Ferried Melbourne - Brisbane - September 6, 2002

Departed Brisbane on ferry flight to South Africa in all-white livery - September 17, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 24, 2002

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-JAV - September 25, 2002

Registered to AirQuarius Contracts (Pty) Ltd

Sub-leased to Air Namibia - December 2002

Observed in full Air Namibia livery at Lanseria - December 12, 2002

Aircraft was named 'Sheila'

Leased to IRS Airlines, Nigeria - April 2003

Returned to AirQuarius Aviation following suspension of IRS's AOC - July 7, 2003

Parked / stored at Lanseria - November 2003

Registered to Evening Star Trading Pty Ltd - July 15, 2004

Registered to Evening Star Trading 142 (Pty) Ltd - January 4, 2005

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - June 24, 2008

Sold to P.T. Transwisata Prima Aviation t/a Transwsata Air, Indonesia - June 2008

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-TWM

Observed at Jakarta / Halim Airport in all-white livery - February 23, 2009

Observed operating with Transwisata Air in VIP configuration - September 2009

Current starus - ?

 


 

PH-EXZ. Airlines of Western Australia - in the full livery at Amsterdam Airport, April 1982.
VH-FKI. Airlines of Western Australia - in the full livery at Perth Airport, October 1982.
VH-FKI. Airlines of Western Australia - in the full livery at Cairns Airport, September 1983.

 

VH-FKI. Airlines of Western Australia - in the full livery at Perth Airport, November 1983.

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

VH-FKI. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, September 1985.
VH-FKI. Ansett W.A. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, September 1986.

VH-FKI. Ansett - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Cairns Airport, July 1992.

VH-FKI. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, November 1992.

VH-AHT. International Air Parts - in the basic Ansett livery at Melbourne Airport, September 2002.

VH-AHT. International Air Parts - in the basic Ansett livery at Johannesburg Airport, October 2002.

ZS-JAV. Air Namibia - in the full livery at Lanseria Airport, January 2003.

ZS-JAV. Air Namibia - in the full livery at Lanseria Airport, January 2003.

ZS-JAV. IRS Airlines - in the full livery at Lanseria Airport, June 2003.

ZS-JAV. Air Quarius - in the full livery at Lanseria Airport, November 2006.
ZS-JAV. Air Quarius - in the full livery at Lanseria Airport, November 2006.