VH-FNE. Fokker F.27-050. c/n 20110.


 

Fifth of ten aircraft ordered new by Ansett

Originally allocated c/n 10700 but changed by Fokker when new c/n series introduced for F.27-050s

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXL with export registration E-908 - November 21, 1987

Registered to Fokker Aircraft BV, Amsterdam

First flown as PH-EXL - December 2, 1987

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - December 14, 1987

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNE - December 14, 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 - December 15, 1987

Aircraft configured to seat 50 passengers

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia as AN50 - December 15, 1987

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - December 21, 1987

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

Darwin - Mt Isa - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains J. A. McEnlly, J. D. Baker, K. F. Atkinson; LAMEs C. Bodle, G. Radford, D. Paull

Leased to Air N. S. W. - December 31, 1987

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Wagga Wagga as WX974 - December 31, 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

Operated inaugural Ansett Express Fokker 50 service Sydney - Tamworth - December 1, 1991

Operated its last Ansett F-50 service Sydney - Lismore - Casino - Sydney - December 19, 1992

Withdrawn from Ansett Express service at Sydney - April 12, 1993

Ferried Sydney - Brisbane in all-white livery to be prepared for lease / sale - April 13, 1993

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne for storage - May 7, 1993

Aircraft had flown 7,960 hours with 9,245 cycles - June 30, 1993

Repainted into Rajair livery at Melbourne in preparation for lease / sale to Rajair, India

The Indian registration 'VT-RAA' had been reserved for the aircraft

Registered to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd - September 21, 1993

The intended lease / sale did not eventuate and aircraft remained parked at Melbourne Airport

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - July 26, 1994

Returned to service with Ansett Australia in Rajair livery - September 14, 1994

Ferried Melbourne - Kalgoorlie - Perth for lease to Skywest Airlines - November 24, 1994

Registered to Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd - February 17, 1995

Skywest lease terminated - August 1, 1995

Ferried Perth - Sydney on return to Ansett Australia - August 2, 1995

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd - August 18, 1995

Operated Impulse Airlines Sydney - Cooma - Sydney service - June 21, 1996

Operated this service twice weekly for Impulse - June 26 to August 30, 1996

Operated final Ansett Australia Ballina - Sydney service as AN539 - August 27, 1996

Operated final Ansett Australia revenue service Sydney - Cooma - Sydney (Captain Booth) - August 30, 1996

Prepared for lease to Skywest Airlines

Ferried Sydney - Adelaide - Perth on delivery flight to Skywest Airlines - October 8-9, 1996

Registered to Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd - October 24, 1996

Operated first Skywest revenue service Perth - Learmonth - Carnarvon as AN6579 - October 25, 1996

Operated final Skywest revenue service Geraldton - Perth as AN6570 (Captain W. Slaven) - November 13, 1996

Returned to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd for lease to Skyways AB, Linkoping, Sweden

Departed Perth on ferry flight - November 20, 1996

Ferry route: Perth - Denpasar - Kuala Lumpur

Aircraft was overhaled at Kuala Lumpur before delivery to Skyways

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 15, 1997

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-LEL - January 15, 1997

Registered to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd

Leased to Skyways AB as registered operator

Leased to Skyways Express AB - August 22, 2001

Sold to AeroCentury Corp, Burlingame, CA (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) - April 7, 2004

Lease to Skyways AB continued

Repainted at Schiphol in the livery of low cost airline Gotlandsflyg - April 10 - 18, 2007

Placed in storage at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in all-white livery - June 2009

Returned to service with Skyways - October 2009

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

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

Ferried Karlstad - Jonkoping - June 2012

Ferried Jonkoping - Maastricht as SKX9204 - June 27, 2012

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - August 24, 2012

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

Registered to SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance BV

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-FNE. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1988.
VH-FNE. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1988.
VH-FNE. Ansett Express. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1990.
VH-FNE. Ansett Australia - in the all-white livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, May 1993.
VH-FNE. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1993.
VH-FNE. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1993.

VH-FNE. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1993.

VH-FNE. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1993.

VH-FNE. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1993.
VH-FNE. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1994.
VH-FNE. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1994.
SE-LEL. Gotlandsflyg - in the full livery at Jonkoping Airport, November 2007.