VH-LAR. Fokker F28-4181. c/n 11212. Was also registered as: VH-FKO.
Built for Air Zimbabwe order but not taken up
Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register with temporary registration E-817 / PH-EXZ - March 27, 1984
Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker
First flown as PH-EXZ - April 9, 1984
Aircraft stored at Woensdrecht
Temporary Dutch Registration E-817 / PH-EXZ cancelled - June 11, 1985
Sold to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter - June 12, 1985
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-LAR - June 12, 1985
Registered to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter Pty Ltd
Aircraft was configured with 79 economy class seats
Accepted by Lloyd Aviation at Schiphol - June 12, 1985
Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - June 18, 1985
Arrived Adelaide at conclusion of delivery flight - June 23, 1985
Aircraft was purchased to service Santos Ltd charter contracts for Moomba and Jackson gas / oil fields
Operated first revenue service - June 27, 1985
Lloyd Aviation lost the Santos contract thus aircraft was surplus to requirements
Chartered by Ansett N.T. on an ad-hoc basis
Operated last Adelaide - Alice Springs - Adelaide charter - June 30, 1990
Operated final revenue service for Airlines of Western Australia - December 3, 1988
Sold to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - July 5, 1990
Ferried Adelaide - Perth for refurbishment for East West Airlines - July 5, 1990
Reregistered as VH-FKO - July 13, 1990
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
Aircraft was reconfigured to seat 72 economy class seats
Ferried Perth - Tamworth on delivery to East West - August 16, 1990
Operated first revenue East West service Tamworth - Sydney - August 24, 1990
Transferred to Ansett Express in an all-white livery - December 14, 1990
Operated first revenue service with Ansett Express - December 18, 1990
Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett Express operations were merged - October 31, 1993
Badly damaged at Perth Airport when involved in ground collision with VH-FKI - June 27, 1996
Aircraft was out of service for 84 days while repairs were carried out
Returned to service - September 20, 1996
Operated final revenue service Karratha - Perth as AN329 - November 5, 1997
Flight crew: Captain M. Diamond; F/O M. McGowan
Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Captain M. Oliphant; F/O S. Marley) for storage - November 6, 1997
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 19, 2001
Sold to Universal Asset Management, Memphis, Tennessee - October 2001
Sold to Air Futures, Los Angeles - October 2001
Aircraft was broken up for parts at Melbourne Airport - December 2001
Salvaged parts were trucked to a holding yard at East Keilor
Remains were sighted in a yard in Technical Drive, Craigieburn, Victoria - November 2006
Current starus - ?
VH-LAR. Lloyd - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1985.
VH-LAR. Lloyd - in the full livery at an unknown airport, April 1986.
VH-LAR. Lloyd - in the full livery at an unknown airport, March 1988.
VH-FKO. East West - in the white livery at Canberra Airport, September 1990.
VH-FKO. East West - in the white livery at Sydney Airport, November 1990.
VH-FKO. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Sydney Airport, September 1992.
VH-FKO. Ansett Express - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1994.
VH-FKO. Ansett - in the basic livery with all-blue tail at Melbourne Airport, December 1997.