VH-MMJ. Fokker F28-1006. c/n 11013.


Originally built for Braathens-SAFE

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-ZAH (CofR1515) - June 30, 1969

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-ZAH - June 30, 1969

Delivered to Braathens-SAFE but did not enter service - August 10, 1969

Leased to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker - August 12, 1969

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXA - August 14, 1969

Sub-leased to MacRobertson Miller Airlines - August 14, 1969

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - August 14, 1969

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-MMJ - August 14, 1969

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Painted into the standard MMA livery at Amsterdam before delivery

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - August 14, 1969

Arrived Perth on completion of the delivery flight - August 19, 1969

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

Denpasar - Port Headland - Perth

Flight crew: Captains J. Withecombe, S. Goddard, J. Murray; Navigator W. C. Kennedy

This was the first F28 Fellowship to be operated in Australia

Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Essendon) for modification work to be carried out in the Ansett workshop - August 20, 1969

Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Perth - August 24, 1969

Aircraft was utilised for crew training - August 1969

The first revenue service of an F28 in Australia was cancelled due to 'technical problems' - September 01, 1969

On engine start-up the engine fire extinguisher was activated by mistake by the P.I.C.

As it turned out the engine fire extinguishers had been cross-wired duing construction

The left-hand switch activated the starboard engine extinguisher and vice-versa

This 'technical' problem was also rectified immediately

Aircraft was named 'RMA Pilbara' by Mrs R. Court at Perth Airport - September 02, 1969

Operated first revenue service Perth - Port Headland as MV1740 - September 02, 1969

Operated final revenue service - June 10, 1970

Aircraft had flown 2645 hours and 2187 cycles whilst in service with MMA

Departed Perth on return to Fokker at the end of the lease - June 13, 1970

Arrived Amsterdam at the conclusion of the ferry flight - June 17, 1970

Delivery route: Perth - Port Headland - Denpasar - Singapore - Bangkok - Calcutta - Kathmandu - Delhi -

Karachi - Teheran - Ankara - Brindisi - Amsterdam

Whilst at Kathmandu the aircraft carried out a number of demonstration flights for Royal Nepal Airlines

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 17, 1970

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXA - June 18, 1970

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - June 19, 1970

Returned to Braathens-SAFE at end of lease - July 31, 1970

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-SUO - July 31, 1970

Aircraft was named 'Magnus Barfot'

Withdrawn from use by Braathens-SAFE - December 15, 1986

Aircraft had flown 33,660 hours with 74,208 cycles with Braarthens-SAFE

Sold to Quebecair - December 16, 1986

Accepted by Quebecair - February 13, 1987

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GQBS - ?

Transferred to Inter-Canadian when Quebecair merged - October 25, 1987

Airline renamed Intair - January 1989

Aircraft withdrawn from service - April 1989

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - July 18, 2001

Aircraft had flown 4,893 hours with 7,262 cycles with Intair

Leased to Transpors Aeriens Transregional (TAT), France - May 03, 1989

Sold to Credit Lyonais - December 1989

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GIAI - December 1989

Leased to Transport Aeriens Transregional as registered operator - December 1989

Sold to Transport Aeriens Transregional - January 05, 1990

Aircraft had flown 3,474 hours with 4,439 cycles with TAT - December 31, 1991

Leased to Stellair, France - January 01, 1992

Returned to Transport Aeriens Transregional at end of lease - January 01, 1993

Leased to Palair Macedonia, Skopie - January 30, 1993

Accepted by Palair at Dinard, France - January 30, 1993

Aircraft was named 'The Red Baron'

Returned to Transport Aeriens Transregional at end of lease - April 1994

Aircraft withdrawn from use and stored at Dinard - April 1994

Scrapped at Dinard, France - October 15, 1997

Aircraft had flown 46,332 hours with 88,898 cycles


VH-MMJ. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1969.

VH-MMJ. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1969.

LN-SUO. Braathens SAFE - in the standard livery at Stockholm Airport, June 1986.

C-GQBS. TAT - in the basic Inter Canadian livery at Dinard Airport, September 1989.

F-GIAI. TAT - in the basic Inter Canadian livery at Paris Airport, May 1990.

F-GIAI. TAT - in the basic Inter Canadian livery at Milan Airport, June 1990.
 

F-GIAI. Stellair - in the standard livery at Dinard Airport, June 1992.

F-GIAI. Stellair - in the standard livery at Paris Airport, September 1992.
 
 
F-GIAI. Palair Macedonian - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Airport, March 1993.

F-GIAI. Palair Macedonian - in the standard livery at Dinard Airport, September 1993.