VH-FKO. Fokker F.27-050. c/n 20160.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by Sudan Airways but it was not taken up

The temporary export registration 'E-970 / PH-EXD' was reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - January 24, 1989

The temporary Export registration 'PH-EXD' was applied to the aircraft - January 31, 1989

Test flown as 'PH-EXD' - June 14, 1989

The temporary export registration 'E-970 / PH-EXD' was cancelled - August 24, 1989

Temporary export registration 'PH-EXD' was reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - February 26, 1990

The temporary export registration 'E-970 / PH-EXD' was cancelled - April 11, 1990

The aircraft was cleared for export to Germany - April 11, 1990

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-AFKJ - April 11, 1990

Registered to DLT

Sold to Air Leasing Flugzeugvermietung Eagle - April 1991

Leased to DLT as the registered operator

DLT was renamed Lufthansa City Line - February 29, 1992

The aircraft had flown 8,041 hours with 6,034 cycles - June 30, 1993

It was traded in to Avro International Aerospace - 1994

Sold to Aircraft Leasing & Management - 1994

Air Nostrum titles were applied at Hamburg and it was ferried Hamburg - Bonn - June 26, 1995

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - July 1995

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-871 - July 07, 1995

Reregistered as EC-GDD - November 1995

It was observed at Barcelona with Air Nostrum Lineas Aereas del Mediteraneo titles - November 1995

AThe aircraft was named 'Olmo'

Sold to Frevag Group - December 20, 1996

Leased to Air Nostrum Lineas Aereas del Mediterreneo S.A. as the registered operator - ?

Arrived Woensdrecht for maintenance - September 14, 1998

Departed Woensdrecht on completion of the maintenance work - September 30, 1998

It was observed at Palma with 'Costa Almeria' titles - June 26, 2000

Returned to Frevag Group B.V. at the end of the lease - January 01, 2001

Arrived at Woensdrecht for overhaul - July 09, 2001

It was observed at Woensdrecht in 'VLM' livery as EC-GDD - August 28, 2001

Test flown at Woensdrecht as 'EC-GDD' - November 30, 2001

Cancelled from the Spanish Aircraft Register - January 09, 2002

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-VLV - March 22, 2002

It was accepted by VLM at Woensdrecht - March 26, 2002

It was observed parked at Antwerp without engines - May 01, 2002

It was observed at Antwerp fitted with engines taken from Fokker 50' OO-VLG' (c/n 20104) - November 09, 2002

Test flown at Antwerp - November 13, 2002

It operated its first VLM revenue service - November 14, 2002

The aircraft was now named 'States of Guernsey'

It arrived at Woensdrecht for overhaul - February 04, 2005

It was observed at Manchester - January 30, 2006

Arrived at Eindhoven for repainting by Aviation Cosnetics - March 18, 2006

It departed Eindhoven after repainting - March 26, 2006

This aircraft was the last VLM Fokker 50 in the old livery

It was observed at Rotterdam as 'Marcel Rombout' - June 24, 2006

It was again observed at Antwerp now named as 'Island of Jersey' - September 08, 2006

Ferried Antwerp - Norwich in City Jet livery - February 19, 2010

It was observed at Antwerp with 'Cityje' tail titles - March 09, 2011

Returned to lessor at the end of the lease - 2012

Ferried Antwerp - Maastricht for overhaul and prepared for lease to Alliance Airlines - May 24, 2012

It was observed at Maastricht without titles - June 29, 2012

Departed Maastricht on the ferry flight to Australia in the basic 'Cityjet' livery - July 25, 2012

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - July 29, 2012

Ferry route: Maastricht - Trabzon - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Denpasar - Darwin - Adelaide

The ferry flight was carried out by Southern Cross International as SXI-1252

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKO - August 16, 2012

Registered to KLM Amsterdam Ltd

Leased to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

It was repainted into the Alliance Airlines livery during pre-service maintenance at Adelaide

It operated its first revenue service Adelaide (West Beach) - Port Agusta as QQ4521 - December 13, 2012

It was ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland - September 14, 2018

It commenced a series of charter flights for Tauck Tours from Auckland - September 15, 2018

Current with Alliance Airlines

 

D-AFKJ. DLT - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1997-505.)

D-AFKJ. Lufthansa CityLine - in the standard livery at Berlin Tempehof Airport, June 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1997-237.)

OO-VLV. VLM - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, June 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1997-318.)

OO-VLV. Cityjet - in the basic livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 29, 2012.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1997-113.)

OO-VLV. Cityjet - in the basic livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 29, 2012.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1997-246.)

OO-VLV. Cityjet - in the basic livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 30, 2012.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-238.)

OO-VLV. Cityjet - in the basic livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 30, 2012.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-239.)

OO-VLV. Cityjet - in the basic livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 30, 2012.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-240.)

OO-VLV. Cityjet - in the basic livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 09, 2012.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-242.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 18, 2012.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-243.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 19, 2012.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1997-786.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 16, 2012.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1997-790.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 17, 2012.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-244.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 10, 2013.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-245.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2013.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-247.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2013.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-248.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2013.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-249.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2013.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-168.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2013.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-250.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2013.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-251.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2013.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 1997-252.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 15, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1997-792.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 22, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1997-789.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 16, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1997-787.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 02, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1997-788.)

VH-FKO. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 13, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1997-791.)