VH-FNC. Fokker F.27-050. c/n 20108.


 

Third of ten aircraft ordered new by Ansett

Originally allocated c/n 10698 but changed by Fokker when new c/n series introduced for F.27-050s

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXP with export registration E-906 - October 13, 1986

Registered to Fokker Aircraft BV, Amsterdam

First flown as PH-EXP - November 7, 1987

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - November 23, 1987

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNC - November 23, 1987

Registered to JL Leasing Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan

Leased to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd as registered operartor

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - November 24, 1987

Aircraft configured to seat 50 passengers

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia as AN50 - November 25, 1987

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - December 1, 1987

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Athens - Cairo - Bahrain - Karachi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Seletar - Denpasar -

Darwin - Mt Isa - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains C. Harrold, C. L. Young, R. Hornsby; LAMEs K. Newton, M. Katia, J. Goodwin

Leased to Air N. S. W. - December 21, 1987

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Dubbo as WX900 - December 21, 1987

Air N. S. W. was renamed Ansett N. S. W. - March 1, 1990

Ansett N. S. W. was renamed Ansett Express - November 28, 1990

Commenced Ansett Express services - April 8, 1991

Used mainly on the Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne shuttle services

Aircraft had flown 9,825 hours with 11,559 cycles - June 30, 1993

Transferred to Ansett Australia when Ansett Express services were merged with parent airline - October 30, 1993

Operated final Ansett Australia revenue service Sydney - Wagga Wagga - Sydney - June 30, 1995

Leased to Flight West Airlines - August 12, 1995

Returned to Ansett at end of lease - August 21, 1995

Ferried Sydney - Perth for lease to Skywest Airlines - March 31, 1996

Operated first Skywest revenue service - April 1, 1996

Withdrawn from Skywest service - May 3, 1996

Ferried Perth - Whyalla - Sydney on return to Ansett Australia - May 3, 1996

Returned to service with Ansett Australia

Operated final Ansett revenue service Coffs Harbour - Sydney as AN545 (Captain P. Eccen) - June 29, 1996

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne for maintenance and lease preparation - June 30, 1996

Leased to Skyways AB, Linkoping, Sweden

Departed Melbourne as AN294 on delivery flight to Sweden - July 26, 1996

Arrived Linkoping at conclusion of delivery flight - July 31, 1996

Ferry route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Broome - Denpasar - Soel - Bangkok - Calcutta - Mumbai - Muscat -

Riyadh - Larnaca - Otopini - Linkoping

Flight crew: Captains G. Eastaway, G. Leedham; Engineers J. Toner, J. Fowke

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 14, 1996

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-LEH - August 14, 1996

Registered to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd

Leased to Skyways as registered operator

Ferried Linkoping - Stockholm - August 20, 1996

Sold by Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) to

AeroCentury Corp, Burlingame, CA, USA - April 7, 2004

Lease to Skyways continued

Observed at Stockholm Arlanda Airport with 'Varmland' promotional titles - January 27, 2007

Observed at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in an all-white livery with small 'Skyways' titles - April 26, 2009

Skyways AB filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations - May 21, 2012

Aircraft was stored at Sundsvall until returned to lessor - June 2012

Ferried Sundsvall - Jonkoping - June 7, 2012

Ferried Jonkoping - Maastricht along with SE-LED - June 28, 2012

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - August 24, 2012

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-MUJ - August 29, 2012

Registered to SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance BV

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-FNC. Air NSW - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, July 1988.

VH-FNC. Air NSW - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, October 1988.

VH-FNC. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1989.
VH-FNC. Ansett Express - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1992.
VH-FNC. Ansett Australia - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1996.
SE-LEH. Skyways - in the original livery at Stockholm Airport, September 1997.